A Tale of a Tub

Two pages of E.10.3


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’s Library

Written by Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

The Third Edition, Published in London and printed for John Nutt, near Stationers-Hall in 1704.

Shelfmark: Bolton Library E.10.3.

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Text from a page of E.10.3


This work of satire by Jonathan Swift was first published in 1704. The Bolton Library copy is a third edition from 1704, which give an indication of how popular it was. It was a satire on the churches and was well received by the book buying public.