Lot 47
  • 47

[Swift, Jonathan.]

Estimate
40,000 - 50,000 GBP
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49,250 GBP
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Description

  • Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver. <em>For Benjamin Motte, 1726</em>
8vo (183 x 118mm.), 2 volumes, first edition, Teerink's "a" edition, Martha Blount's copy, signed on the upper paste-down of each volume ("Martha Blount her Book", "Martha Blount"), frontispiece portrait in volume1 in second state (with legend around the oval frame), 5 engraved maps, one engraved diagram, cancels G6 and 2E8 in volume 2, contemporary calf, spines misnumbered in gilt ("1" and "2" reversed), preserved in modern quarter morocco folding box, joints cracked, head and base of spines slightly chipped, corners slightly worn, volume 2 without spine label, very minor wormhole to first three leaves of volume 2, occasional slight spotting to text
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