SWIFT, Jonathan. Polite Conversation in Three Dialogues by Jonathan Swift with Introduction and Notes by George Saintsbury [FINE BINDING]
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With illustrations. London: Printed and issued by Charles Whittingham & Co at The Chiswick Press, 1892. pp. xxv, 198. Edition limited to 500 copies of which 450 are on handmade paper, this copy is numbered 292. Bound in contemporary full green morocco, signed on lower turn-in ‘L.A. 1900’ (with a dragon in gilt). Covers framed by a gilt floral pattern, spine divided into six panels by five raised bands; title in gilt direct in the second, the remainder tooled to a floral pattern, with the date in gilt at heel. All edges gilt. Spine lightly sun tanned. A fine copy.
There is a facsimile of titlepage of the original edition (1738): “A complete collection of genteel and ingenious conversation, according to the most polite mode and method now used at court, and in the best companies of England: in three dialogues by Simon Wagstaff”.
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