The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift DD, Volume II: The Journal to Stella, AD 1710-1713.
Hardback with red boards, published by George Bell, 1908. Edited by Frederick Ryland, MA. Includes frontispiece portrait of Esther Johnson, the original of ‘Stella’, plus a tipped-in facsimile letter.
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, poet, and author of works including ‘Gulliver’s Travels’. He was also a clergyman who became Dean of St Patrick’s, Dublin.
This work, sometimes titled ‘A Journal to Stella’, was published posthumously. It consists of letters written between 1710 and 1713 to his friend Esther Johnson and her companion Rebecca Dingley.
Hardback, no dust jacket. Some bumps to boards and spine. Pages are sunned but free of notes and inscriptions. Generally in very good condition for its age.