1704 Jonathan Swift Tale of a Tub Calvinism Catholic Luther Controversy Satire

SWIFT, Jonathan

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Jonathan Swift, A Tale of a Tub

 

Jonathan Swift’s “A Tale of a Tub,” is a controversial work which was stirred over politics and religion and whether or not ancient or modern models were more important. This allegorical parody tale follows the lives and actions of three brothers who each represent a facet of European religion – Catholicism, Calvinism, and Lutheranism.

 

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1704 Jonathan Swift Tale of a Tub Calvinism Catholic Luther Controversy Satire

 

“Books, like men their authors, have no more than one way of coming into the world, but there are ten thousand to go out of it, and return no more.”

Jonathan Swift, A Tale of a Tub

 

Jonathan Swift’s “A Tale of a Tub,” is a controversial work which was stirred over politics and religion and whether or not ancient or modern models were more important. This allegorical parody tale follows the lives and actions of three brothers who each represent a facet of European religion – Catholicism, Calvinism, and Lutheranism.

 

Item number: #556

Price: $750

 

SWIFT, Jonathan

 

A tale of a tub. : Written for the universal improvement of mankind … To which is added An account of a battel between the antient and modern books in St. James’ Library …

 

London : printed for John Nutt, MDCCIV [1704].

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: [12], 322, [2]
    • a6; B-X8; Y1
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • References: Teerink 217; Lowndes 2558; Rothschild 1992
  • Language: English
  • Size: ~7.5in X 4.75in (19cm x 12cm)

 

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Categories

Literature

Religion

Authors

SWIFT, Jonathan

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete