London, South Kensington
7 June 2005
SWIFT, Jonathan (1667-1745). Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, 1726. London: for B. Motte, 1726. Engraved portrait of Gulliver, 3 divisional titles, 5 maps, 1 plan, woodcut headpieces, culs-de-lampe and initials (some staining and light browning). Teerink 291, 'B' edition; Rothschild 2108.
[Bound with:] A Key Being Observations and Explanatory Notes upon the Travels of Lemuel Gulliver. By Signor Corolini. London: [n.p.], 1726. 3-page publisher's advertisement for H. Curll. ESTC T2486. [And:] The Brobdingnagians Being a Key to Gulliver's Voyage to Brobdingnag. London: [n.p., 1726]. ESTC T2487. [And:] The Flying Island etc. Being a Key to Gulliver's Voyage. London: [n.p.], 1726. ESTC T2484. [And:] The Kingdom of Horses being a Key to Gulliver's Voyage to the Houyhnhnms. London: [n.p.], 1726. ½ page publisher's advertisement. ESTC T2485.
2 volumes, 8° (197 x 120mm). Contemporary panelled blindtooled calf (head of spine of vol. I chipped, some staining, extremities rubbed). Third edition. The four keys, here bound in at the end of each part, were also issued as part of 'Lemuel Gulliver's travels ... compendiously methodized' (London, 1726, Teerink 1215). (2)
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