Jonathan Swift Collection

Title

Jonathan Swift Collection

Identifier

http://hdl.handle.net/1959.1/1402036

Description

Swift portrait
Monash University Library’s Rare Books Collection houses one of the world’s finest Jonathan Swift collections. The core of the collection was acquired in 1961, the same year the University was founded, from the distinguished Australian-born musician and local collector David Woolley. Mr Woolley was a friend of Emeritus Professor W. A. G. Scott, the first professor of English at Monash University and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the time of his retirement in 1981. Mr Woolley subsequently became editor of Swift’s correspondence, and continued to advise and act on behalf of the Library in the purchase of additional Swift items.

Monash has continued to develop its Swift Collection which now includes a significant collection of first or early editions of Swift’s works, including Gulliver’s Travels and A Tale of a Tub, as well as some Swift manuscripts and correspondence.

Many of Monash’s volumes have contemporary handwritten marginal notes or commentaries on the text which give then an extra interest, and in some cases make them extremely rare and valuable.

The Swift collection remains one of the Library's most significant for researchers and the Library is actively digitising material from this collection.


Items in the Jonathan Swift Collection

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Engravings by Rex Whistler for Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's travels : printed from the original plates
"The Cresset Press edition of Gulliver's Travels illustrated by Rex Whistler, was published in 1930 and limited to 195 copies on handmade paper and 10 copies on vellum. This edition of the illustrations has been printed from the original plates by…

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He writes a faithful history of his travels for XVI years & above VII months
Illustration by Rex Whistler for the Cresset Press edition of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. This illustration has been printed from the original plates by Harrision and Sons for H. M. Fletcher, 1970. See the Item Relations below for the…

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He sees approaching a curious Vehicle drawn by four Yahoos
Illustration by Rex Whistler for the Cresset Press edition of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. This illustration has been printed from the original plates by Harrision and Sons for H. M. Fletcher, 1970. See the Item Relations below for the…

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A herd of about forty Yahoos come flocking about him howling & making odious faces
Illustration by Rex Whistler for the Cresset Press edition of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. This illustration has been printed from the original plates by Harrision and Sons for H. M. Fletcher, 1970. See the Item Relations below for the…

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The country of the Houyhnhnms. Discovered by Capt. Lemuel Gulliver 1711
Illustration by Rex Whistler for the Cresset Press edition of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. This illustration has been printed from the original plates by Harrision and Sons for H. M. Fletcher, 1970. See the Item Relations below for the…

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Alexander the Great at the head of his Army, immediately appears in a large field under the Window.
Illustration by Rex Whistler for the Cresset Press edition of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. This illustration has been printed from the original plates by Harrision and Sons for H. M. Fletcher, 1970. See the Item Relations below for the…

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The Lord Munodi takes him in his chariot to see the town of Lagado
Illustration by Rex Whistler for the Cresset Press edition of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. This illustration has been printed from the original plates by Harrision and Sons for H. M. Fletcher, 1970. See the Item Relations below for the…

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A diagram showing the methods by which the Islands of Laputa is conveyed to different parts of the Dominion of Balnibarbi
Illustration by Rex Whistler for the Cresset Press edition of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. This illustration has been printed from the original plates by Harrision and Sons for H. M. Fletcher, 1970. See the Item Relations below for the…

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In the lowest gallery he beholds some people fishing with long angling rods and others looking on
Illustration by Rex Whistler for the Cresset Press edition of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. This illustration has been printed from the original plates by Harrision and Sons for H. M. Fletcher, 1970. See the Item Relations below for the…

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The Kingdoms of Laputa, Balnibarbi, Glubbdubdrib, Luggnagg and Japan. Visited A.D. 1707-1709 by Captain Lemuel Gulliver
Illustration by Rex Whistler for the Cresset Press edition of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. This illustration has been printed from the original plates by Harrision and Sons for H. M. Fletcher, 1970. See the Item Relations below for the…

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A dozen apples each as large as a bristol barrel come tumbling about his ears
Illustration by Rex Whistler for the Cresset Press edition of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. This illustration has been printed from the original plates by Harrision and Sons for H. M. Fletcher, 1970. See the Item Relations below for the…

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He screams as loud as fear can make him, where-upon the huge Creature at last espies him
Illustration by Rex Whistler for the Cresset Press edition of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. This illustration has been printed from the original plates by Harrision and Sons for H. M. Fletcher, 1970. See the Item Relations below for the…

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The King commands him to bring one of his chairs out of the Box and sit down upon the top of the cabinet.
Illustration by Rex Whistler for the Cresset Press edition of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. This illustration has been printed from the original plates by Harrision and Sons for H. M. Fletcher, 1970. See the Item Relations below for the…

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The Kingdom of Brobdingnag. Discovered by Mr Lemuel Gulliver A.D. 1703
Illustration by Rex Whistler for the Cresset Press edition of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. This illustration has been printed from the original plates by Harrision and Sons for H. M. Fletcher, 1970. See the Item Relations below for the…

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He cuts with his knife the cables that fasten the anchors receiving above two hundred shots in his face & hands
Illustration by Rex Whistler for the Cresset Press edition of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. This illustration has been printed from the original plates by Harrision and Sons for H. M. Fletcher, 1970. See the Item Relations below for the…

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His Majesty presents him with fifty purses of two hundred Sprugs a-piece together with his picture at full length
Illustration by Rex Whistler for the Cresset Press edition of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. This illustration has been printed from the original plates by Harrision and Sons for H. M. Fletcher, 1970. See the Item Relations below for the…

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He accepts an advantageous offer from Capt. William Pritchard, Master of the Antelope
Illustration by Rex Whistler for the Cresset Press edition of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. This illustration has been printed from the original plates by Harrision and Sons for H. M. Fletcher, 1970. See the Item Relations below for the…

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The Kingdoms of Lilliput and Blefuscu. Discovered by Mr Lemuel Gulliver A.D 1699
Illustration by Rex Whistler for the Cresset Press edition of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. This illustration has been printed from the original plates by Harrision and Sons for H. M. Fletcher, 1970. See the Item Relations below for the…

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Verses on the death of Dr. S----, D.S.P.D., occasioned by reading a maxim in Rochefoulcault.
Includes early manuscript additions (filling in blanks, etc.), found in many but not all known copies, and probably originated by Swift.

Many lower edges uncut.

This edition restores the hundred-odd lines and its notes suppressed in W. King's…

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A new and correct map of the whole world
"A new & correct map of the whole world shewing ye situation of its principal parts, viz. the oceans, kingdoms, rivers, capes, ports, mountains, woods, trade-winds, monsoons, variation of ye compass, climats, &c. with the most remarkable tracks of…

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Diary of Edmund Henry Lenthal Swifte
Diary of Edmund Henry Lenthal Swifte, that includes, ledgers, illustrations and historical notes. Edmund Henry Lenthal Swifte was the grandson of Edmund Lewis Lenthal Swifte (cousin of Jonathan Swift) and son to Theophilus Godwin Swifte. Edmund Henry…

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Verses on the death of Dr.Swift
Printed, according to D.F.Foxon, by T. Ruddiman, Edinburgh, 1739.
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A Vindication of the Protestant dissenters, from the aspersions cast upon them in a late pamphlet, intitled, The Presbyterians Plea of merit, in order to take off the test, impartially examined : to which are added, some remarks upon a paper, call'd, The Correspondent.
A reply to Jonathan Swift's pamphlet, The Presbyterians Plea of Merit.

This copy belonged to Swift himself and has his own
manuscript annotations in the margins.

The postscript: p. 43-48.
Disbound.

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Scrapbooking cards : Gulliver's Journay to Lilliput and Military Scenes
Collection of cards made to be pasted in a scrapbook, mounted on paper. The Gulliver series has 12 cards. The military series has 20 cards showing English and Scottish soldiers in uniform.

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A safe return.
From a collection of Gulliver's Journey to Lilliput themed cards made to be pasted in a scrapbook. The Gulliver series has 12 cards.

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Released with honours.
From a collection of Gulliver's Journey to Lilliput themed cards made to be pasted in a scrapbook. The Gulliver series has 12 cards.

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The clever fireman.
From a collection of Gulliver's Journey to Lilliput themed cards made to be pasted in a scrapbook. The Gulliver series has 12 cards.

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A naval force on foot.
From a collection of Gulliver's Journey to Lilliput themed cards made to be pasted in a scrapbook. The Gulliver series has 12 cards.

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A dangerous road.
From a collection of Gulliver's Journey to Lilliput themed cards made to be pasted in a scrapbook. The Gulliver series has 12 cards.