The Battle of the Books

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Versions of
The Battle of the Books

by Jonathan Swift

Versions of The Battle of the Books include:

Originally published under the full title as:

  • A full and true account of the battel fought last friday, between the Antient and the Modern Books in St. James's Library

Contemporary prefatory material included:

  • The bookseller to the reader.
  • The preface of the author. Satire is a sort of glass ...