1732 BANNED edition Jonathan Swift Tale of a Tub Calvinism Catholic Satire 3v

SWIFT, Jonathan

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“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 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.

 

Throughout Europe and England, readers wanted to be able to access the popular work. Justus van Effen, a Dutch journalist, published a French translation of ‘Tub’ entitled ‘Le Conte Du Tonneau’. This translation became the standard edition to which French readers owed their acquaintance to Swift (Hermann Real).

 

Interestingly, this French translation was placed on the Prohibited Book Index and banned by the Catholic Church in 1734.

 

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1732 BANNED edition Jonathan Swift Tale of a Tub Calvinism Catholic Satire 3v

 

“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 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.

 

Throughout Europe and England, readers wanted to be able to access the popular work. Justus van Effen, a Dutch journalist, published a French translation of ‘Tub’ entitled ‘Le Conte Du Tonneau’. This translation became the standard edition to which French readers owed their acquaintance to Swift (Hermann Real).

 

Interestingly, this French translation was placed on the Prohibited Book Index and banned by the Catholic Church in 1734.

 

Item number: #11271

Price: $750

 

SWIFT, Jonathan

 

Le conte du tonneau : contenant tout ce que les arts & les sciences ont de plus sublime et de plus mystérieux ; avec plusieurs autres pièces trèscurieuses

 

A la Haye : Chez Henri Scheurleer, 1732-42.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete; 3 volumes
    • 1 – [13], 5-300, [14]
      • 7 engraved plates
      • 1732 first edition
    • 2 – [14], 296
      • 1 engraved plate
      • A Lausanne & a Geneve: March-Mich Bousquet, 1742
    • 3 – [2], XVI, 280
      • A Lausanne & a Geneve: March-Mich Bousquet, 1742
    • References: Lowndes 2558; Hermann Real, Reception of Jonathan Swift in Europe, p.95-96
    • Language: French
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~6.25in X 3.75in (16cm x 9.5cm)

 

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11271

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Religion

Authors

SWIFT, Jonathan

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete