lineThe Novel

Swift, Jonathan,
Tale of a Tub (1711).

A| TALE| OF A| TUB.| Written for the Universal Im-|provement of Mankind.| [rule]| Diu multumque desideratum.| [rule]| To which is Added,| An Account of a BATTEL| between the Antient and Modern| Books in St. James's Library.| [rule]| Basima eacabasa eanaa irraurista, diarba da| caeotaba fobor camelanthi. Iren. lib. 1. c. 18.| [rule]| ----Juvatque novos decerpere flores,| Insignemque meo capit petere inde coronam,| Unde prius nulli velarunt tempora Musæ. Lucret.| [rule]| ANNO M.DCC.XI.


p.[2] "Treatises writ by the same Author"/ p[3] Title/ p.5-11 dedication: John Lord Sommers; signed: Bookseller/ p.13-14 "Bookseller to the Reader"/ p.25-24 dedication: "Prince of Posterity"/ p.25-310 [diverse passages]/ 12.


{L: 12330.a.32} {NA:MH: 16422.26.9.}.

Bibliographical Reference

ESTC: t049839.

History of Publication

Cf. [Swift, Jonathan,] Tale of a Tub (London: J. Nutt, 1704).link


The 1710 edition offered an "Apology" dated 1709/10 - this edition does not.