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SWIFT, Jonathan (1667--1745)
[Works. Hawkesworth. 1768-1779. Volumes 21-23]
Letters, written by the late Jonathan Swift, D.D. Dean of St Patrick's, Dublin, and several of his friends. From the year 1710 to 1742. Published from the originals; collected and revised by Deane Swift, Esq. of Goodrich, in Herefordshire. Volume IV. (- VI.).
London: printed for C. Bathurst, H. Woodfall, W. Strahan, J. Rivington, L. Davis and C. Reymers, W. Owen, R. Baldwin, T. Davies, W. Johnston, T. Longman, and J. Hardy, 1768.
3 vols ; 21.6 cm. (8º)
IV: viii, 400 p.
V: [2], v--viii, 416 p.
VI: viii, 448 p.

For a full bibliographical description and overview of the so-called Hawkesworth editions of the works of Swift issued in quarto, large octavo, small octavo and 18mo formats between 1754-5 and 1779, see H. Teerink and Arthur H. Scouten, A bibliography of the writings of Jonathan Swift, 2nd ed. (Philadelphia 1963), pp. 80-83 and table, p. 104. The Soane set is the large octavo edition, the first 14 volumes of which were reprinted in 1768 (q.v.); it further comprises the 1775 printing of volumes XV--XVII (q.v.). The present catalogue entry describes the second series of literary correspondence, treated as volumes XXI--XXIII of the collected works which it was intended to accompany. The three volumes are numbered as volumes IV--VI to continue the numbering of the first series of Letters, ... from the year 1703 to 1740 as published in 1766 with 'A New Edition' issued in the same year and reprinted (again as 'A New Edition') in 1769 (q.v.). ESTC t140271; Teerink-Scouten 88.

Copy Notes Bound as volumes XXI--XXIII in a collected set of the large octavo edition in 25 volumes.

Binding C18th tree calf, gilt roll-tooled borders to the covers, gilt-tooled spine, red and green morocco spine-labels lettered in gilt 'Swift's Works.' and 'Vol: XXI. (- XXIII.)'.

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