A Bibliography of the Writings in Prose and Verse of Jonathan Swift, D.D.
Edition: First Edition
The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff: 1937. First Edition limited to 315 numbered and signed copies. This is copy #280. Signed by Teerink. Cloth, small gilt cover device, top edge yellow, large 8vo, xi, 434 pp. 1574 entries. From a contemporary review: The bibliography is divided into six sections. In the first section the various collected editions of Swift's works are analysed in great detail. Sections 2 and 3 include bibliographies of A Tale of a Tub and Gulliver's Travels. Both these are useful, as they summarize information which otherwise can only be found in very specialized works. The fourth section is called Separate Works and, from the student's point of view, it is by far the most important. In this section there is a large number of definitely false attributions, while there are others which are very doubtful. The fifth and sixth sections are devoted respectively to Doubtful Works and Biography and Criticism.
Condition: There is a little rubbing to the edges of the boards, but mainly in good sound condition. Darkening to the rear cover from smoke damage. A little smoke damage to the end papers also. Overall a good clean copy.