THE HISTORY OF THE FOUR LAST YEARS OF THE QUEEN.; Published from the last manuscript copy, corrected and enlarged by the Author's own hand [and edited by Charles Lucas]. Jonathan SWIFT.

THE HISTORY OF THE FOUR LAST YEARS OF THE QUEEN.; Published from the last manuscript copy, corrected and enlarged by the Author's own hand [and edited by Charles Lucas].

London: Millar, 1758. First edition. 8vo, pp. xvi, 392. Bound in contemporary calf with rubbing around the extremities, raised bands on the spine, gilt lettered red morocco spine label. Some browning around the edges of the title-page and end paper, a very good copy. Rothschild 2188; Teerink 809 (with z3 & Aa3 properly signed). Item #28786

Swift wrote this intending publication in 1713, but continued to work on it for years. Publication was blocked in 1727 and 1737 and eventually it was issued in the 1758 edition amongst much controversy.

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