8vo., pp. viii, 3-232, with the half-title; A3 and A4 reversed, some foxing, particularly in sheet K; original drab boards, diced cloth spine, a little worn, remains of printed label.
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First edition. Barrett (1753-1821) was Vice-Provost and Professor of Oriental Languages at Trinity College, Dublin, a scholar known for his eccentricity and the extent and profundity of his philological and classical learning. The essay ‘contains some interesting facts about the dean’s college career’ (DNB), but ‘most of the pieces ascribed to Swift are not genuine’ (Teerink). Teerink-Scouten 136.
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