SWIFT, JONATHAN | Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World ... by Lemuel Gulliver. London: Benj. Motte, 1726
SWIFT, JONATHAN | Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World ... by Lemuel Gulliver. London: Benj. Motte, 1726
SWIFT, JONATHAN | Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World ... by Lemuel Gulliver. London: Benj. Motte, 1726
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SWIFT, JONATHAN | Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World ... by Lemuel Gulliver. London: Benj. Motte, 1726

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD

SWIFT, JONATHAN | Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World ... by Lemuel Gulliver. London: Benj. Motte, 1726

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD

Lot Sold:8,750USD
(5 bids, reserve met)

Lot Details

Description

SWIFT, JONATHAN

Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World ... by Lemuel Gulliver. London: Benj. Motte, 1726


2 volumes, 8vo (7½ x 5 in.; 190 x 120 mm). Title pages to each part, engraved portrait frontispiece (inscription around the oval, Latin inscription in tablet, and vertical chainlines), 5 engraved maps and another engraved plate; toning and some spotting, repair to gutters of frontis and first title page. Modern calf and marbled boards. Slipcase.


First edition "of one of the earliest and greatest of all English novels, by the author who "as a satirist... has no equal in English for range, subtlety, and power" (Clive Probyn, Oxford DNB


REFERENCES:

Grolier, English 42; PMM 185; Rothschild 2104, 2105, 2106; Teerink 289 (B issue)

Condition Report

Condition as described in catalogue entry.


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