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[SWIFT, Jonathan (1667-1745)]. Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. By Lemuel Gulliver. London: Benjamin Motte, 1726. 4 parts in 2 volumes, 8° (195 x 120mm). Engraved portrait of Gulliver, 6 engraved maps and tables, woodcut initials and woodcut headpieces. (Repairs to first 3 leaves including title of vol. II, browning, staining, spotting and some small marginal tears and creases.) Contemporary calf (rebacked, extremities rubbed). Provenance: Michael Dinning (ownership inscription) -- Edward Pennant (ownership inscription) -- Elizabeth Denman (ownership inscription) -- Joseph Denman (inscription dated 1826) -- Tim Neve (book plate) -- Robert Dearden (book plate).
[SWIFT, Jonathan (1667-1745)]. Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. By Lemuel Gulliver. London: Benjamin Motte, 1726. 4 parts in 2 volumes, 8° (195 x 120mm). Engraved portrait of Gulliver, 6 engraved maps and tables, woodcut initials and woodcut headpieces. (Repairs to first 3 leaves including title of vol. II, browning, staining, spotting and some small marginal tears and creases.) Contemporary calf (rebacked, extremities rubbed). Provenance: Michael Dinning (ownership inscription) -- Edward Pennant (ownership inscription) -- Elizabeth Denman (ownership inscription) -- Joseph Denman (inscription dated 1826) -- Tim Neve (book plate) -- Robert Dearden (book plate).

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[SWIFT, Jonathan (1667-1745)]. Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. By Lemuel Gulliver. London: Benjamin Motte, 1726. 4 parts in 2 volumes, 8° (195 x 120mm). Engraved portrait of Gulliver, 6 engraved maps and tables, woodcut initials and woodcut headpieces. (Repairs to first 3 leaves including title of vol. II, browning, staining, spotting and some small marginal tears and creases.) Contemporary calf (rebacked, extremities rubbed). Provenance: Michael Dinning (ownership inscription) -- Edward Pennant (ownership inscription) -- Elizabeth Denman (ownership inscription) -- Joseph Denman (inscription dated 1826) -- Tim Neve (book plate) -- Robert Dearden (book plate).

FIRST EDITION, mixed issue: vol. I in Teerink's A edition and vol. II in AA edition. It is hard to think of any other book which has become both an immortal story for children, and is yet one of the most scathing satires on mankind ever written. The portrait of Gulliver is in the second state with vertical chainlines. Teerink 289-290; Grolier English 42; Rothschild 2014. (2)

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