[GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS]. SWIFT, Jonathan (1667-1745). Selected Essays. Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire: Golden Cockerel Press, 1925.
4to. Wood-engravings by John Farleigh, printed in blue and black. Original quarter vellum, marbled boards, uncut. Provenance: Unidentified monogram "S" bookplate on pastedown.
LIMITED EDITION, number 256 of an edition of 450, ONE OF 190 SURVIVING COPIES (260 of the copies were destroyed by fire). According to Chanticleer, two volumes of Swift's essays were intended to be published but "owing to an accident in which more than half the edition of the first volume was destroyed, it was decided not to proceed with Volume II." Chanticleer 27.
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