16 June 2016
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SWIFT, Jonathan (1667-1745). Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World ... by Lemuel Gulliver. London: Benj[amin] Motte, 1726.
4 parts in 2 volumes, 8° (184 x 117 mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece of Gulliver and 6 plates. (Some browning and light foxing.) 19th-century morocco (rebacked, old spine laid down); slipcase.
Teerink's B edition, or third octavo edition, with the frontispiece portrait of Gulliver in the second state (with the legend round the frame). Swift's work, known as "Gulliver's Travels," has long been considered the epitome of satirical fable writing and has also become a classic tale for children over the years. Grolier/English 42; PMM 185; Rothschild 2104; Teerink 291.
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