The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin: Accurately Revised, in Twelve Volumes. Adorned with Copper-plates; with Some Account of the Author's Life, and Notes Historical and Explanatory, Volume 11

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C. Bathurst, T. Osborne, W. Bowyer, J. Hinton, W. Strahan, B. Collins, J. Rivington, R. Baldwin, L. Davis and C. Reymers, and J. Dodsley., 1775
 

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