The illustration on page 20 of the printed catalogue, showing the limitation of an edition, is an illustration of lot 12 and not lot 13 as shown in the printed catalogue.
Upper joint splitting
Not the Benz copy as noted in the catalogue
The plate opposite page 144 is detached
Volume 1 upper joint repaired
The image for lot 33 is incorrectly shown as the image for lot 34 in the printed catalogue.
The image for lot 34 is incorrectly shown as the image for lot 33 in the printed catalogue.
As stated in the online catalogue "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box", appearing here in the Memoirs,was suppressed and not included in the first English edition, quite possibly because of its illicit love affair and double murder (see Green & Gibson, p.76).
Pages 11-14 roughly opened
The title of this lot should have been rendered as "The Beautiful and Damned"
Erased ownership signature from front free endpaper
First edition, not the first American edition as printed in the catalogue
The imprint is lightly abraded and there is a skillful repair to the top margin of the title page
Bookplate offset to titlepage
As stated in the online catalogue, this copy includes the "Keys" to Gulliver's Travels, which were were also printed separately with frontispiece, title, additional verses and advertisements in the autumn of 1727 (see Teerinck 1215). The practice of including them in the main work began with this "B" edition. However many copies do not contain them.
Lower right hand corner is chipped and detached, but present
Ballpoint ownership signature on front free endpaper