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GULLIVER'S TRAVELS

SWIFT JONATHAN

Published by THE FOLIO SOCIETY,LONDON, 2011
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From David Eastwood (EXETER, United Kingdom)

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MAGNIFICENT,A SUPERB LIMITED EDITION,BEING NUMBER TWENTY SIX OF ONLY ONE THOUSAND COPIES;288 PAGES,THIRTEEN INCHES BY NINE & THREE QUARTER INCHES,PRINTED ON CORDIER WOVE PAPER,LIMITATION ETCHING SEVENTEEN COLOR PLATES AND BORDERS,NUMEROUS TAILPIECES ,ENDPAPER AND BINDING DESIGNS ALL BY THE GREAT ILLUSTRATOR PETER STUART,TITLING CALLIGRAPHY BY STEPHEN RAW,TEXT SET IN FOUNDER'S CASLON,GILDED TOP EDGE,RIBBON MARKER,PRESENTED IN A SOLANDER BOX ,ALL IN PRISTINE CONDITION.WITH A HAND-PRINTED ETCHING,SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY THE ARTIST PETER STUART,THE BINDING DESIGN ENCAPSULATES PETER STUART'S INGENIOUS APPROACH TO THE BOOK,IT PORTRAYS GULLIVER SEATED ON THE GLOBE,THE GIANT WASP'S REFER TO HIS ADVENTURES IN BROBDINGNAG,WHILE THE HAT PLACED ATOP A MOUNTAIN IS AN ILLUSION TO HIS NAME IN LILLIPUT THE MAN MOUNTAIN,THE HARBOURS OF THE TWO CITIES ARE CAREFULLY DRAWN TO SPELL OUT THE TWO LETTERS G AND T.AND GULLIVER HOLDS A DIMINUTIVE EFFIGY UPON HIS HAND,A FIGURE OF INFINITE RECESSION THAT REMINDS US NOT ONLY OF THE SCALE ,BUT ALSO OF SWIFT'S NUMEROUS PERSONAE WITHIN THE STORY.THIS A BRILLIANT PRODUCTION OF ONE OF THE WORLDS MOS BRILLIANT WORKS. THE BOOK IS QUARTER BOUND IN VELLUM,WITH VELLUM TIPS ,AND THE SPINE IS HAND BLOCKED IN 22-CARAT GOLD,MAGNIFICENT. Bookseller Inventory # 330

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Title: GULLIVER'S TRAVELS

Publisher: THE FOLIO SOCIETY,LONDON

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Illustrator(s)

Edition: Limited Edition

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