GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. NASH, John. SWIFT, Rev. Jonathan. ~ Directions to Servants.
No. 5 of 30 special copies signed by the artist with a full vellum binding. 12 wood engravings by John Nash. Printed in two columns in green and black on Arnold handmade paper. Sm. 4to., original full vellum over boards with spine lettered in gilt and gilt decorated turn-ins and edges, blue silk bookmark. Very mild bowing to boards, generally an extremely good copy.
Swift’s hilarious satirical advice to English servants which was unfinished when he died “redundancies in the text must be taken merely as an indication of its unfinished state”.