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SWIFT (Jonathan). The tale of the cask containing...

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SWIFT (Jonathan). The tale of the cask containing all that is most sublime and mysterious in the arts and sciences. With several other very curious pieces. The Hague, Henri Scheurleer, 1755. 2 volumes in-12, edition illustrated with a frontispiece and 8 hors-texte plates, including the famous "battle of the books" plate. Bound in red half-leather with posterior cloth corners, 5-ribbed spine with black bands. (very rare wormholes in the margins of some leaves). Expert : Monsieur Nicolas Asvisio