Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift

Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift



[002513] Hawkesworth, John (Ed). The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift. London: W. Bowyer et al, 1768. Reprint. 8vo. Full Calf. Good. Twenty-five volumes complete, 1768-1779 – Volume One – [2], 16, 80, xix, [1], 340pp; Volume Two – [5], 6-12, [1], xiv-xxii, 410pp; Volume Three – [14], 412pp; Volume Four – [4], 336pp; Volume Five – [6], ix, [1], iv, 344pp; Volume Six – [8], 308pp; Volume Seven – ix, [1], 431pp, [5]; Volume Eight – iv, 386pp; Volume Nine – iv, 474pp; Volume Ten – iv, 438pp; Volume Eleven – iv, 376pp; Volume Twelve – [2], iv, 384pp; Volume Thirteen – vi, 464pp; Volume Fourteen – xv, [1], 462pp; Volume Fifteen – xxxi, [1], 486pp; Volume Sixteen – viii, 431pp, [1]; Volume Seventeen – [2], xx, 3-644pp; Volume Eighteen – xxxii, 396pp; Volume Nineteen – viii, 416pp; Volume Twenty – viii, 420pp; Volume Twenty-One – viii, 400pp; Volume Twenty-Two – viii, 416pp; Volume Twenty-Three – viii, 448, [2], [449-645] (one page), 646-680pp; Volume Twenty-Four – xv, [1], 695pp, [1] and Volume Twenty-Five – x, 483pp, [3]. Uniform contemporary full calf, smooth spines, divided into six panels by Greek key roll, morocco title label to second panel, oval volume label to fourth, remaining panels with gilt central oval containing grecian vase and volute corner pieces, gilt roll to edges, spot patterned marbled endpapers.

Several title and volume labels missing, some volumes slightly chipped to spine ends, some bumped corners and a couple of split joints (especially front joint of volume twenty-four, but holding well), rubbed to extremities, volume twelve has white streaking down the spine but generally externally a decent set. Internally lightly browned very occasionally heavier, with sporadic light foxing, but generally fairly clean, previous owners name scribbled through on ffeps and titles, previous owners armorial bookplate to front pastedown of each volume (John Paul Paul of High Grove, Tetbury), a few small minor flaws, chips and tears.

Volume one has eight engravings, volume two has ten (including five maps), volume five has four and volume six has four (a total of twenty-six as called for in this edition). Titles in red and black. Bibliographically complicated but “both large 8vo editions must be considered complete in 25 volumes” (Teerink-Scouten, page 83).

Teerink-Scouten 89 (the reprint of the large octavo edition of 1754), with all plates called for