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SWIFT, JONATHAN

Published by London: Benj. Motte (1726)

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Item Description: London: Benj. Motte, 1726. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. FIRST EDITION. This is an outstanding untouched example of Teerink’s A edition, the true first edition, preceding the AA and B editions. As Sir William Temple’s secretary at Moor Park, the young Swift had access to many travel accounts in Temple’s library. A frequent reader of such books during his formative years, Swift began working in 1714 on his own fictional account of the travels of Martin Scriblerus. The success of Robinson Crusoe (1719) helped spur on the writing of the book, a satire not only of travel narratives but of many aspects of eighteenth-century life including politics, science, commerce, and society. By the 1720s that work had become Gulliver’s Travels. In March 1726 Swift came to England for the first time since 1714, bringing the manuscript of Gulliver’s Travels. “To preserve his anonymity, Swift dealt with Motte by post and through intermediaries. It has always been assumed that political prudence was the main reason for Swift’s so carefully preserving the secret of his authorship. Certainly Swift enjoyed the thought (whether real or illusion) of writing dangerously” (Lock, “The Text of Gulliver’s Travels”). The author returned to Dublin even before the parcel had been delivered to the publisher. Although it was rumored that Swift was the author, he maintained the fiction that he knew nothing of the authorship in his conversation and correspondence. Motte hurried the book into print, using five printers who took different sections of the text. The initial printing (Teerink A) sold out within one week, and two additional editions (AA and B) soon followed. Gulliver’s Travels was an immediate success, and the book has remained one of the enduring classics of English literature. Thomas Gay wrote that “from the highest to the lowest it is universally read, from the Cabinet Council to the Nursery.” The influence of Gulliver’s Travels has been vast. The terms Lilliputian, Brobdingnagian, and Yahoo have entered the language. The book inspired countless sequels, adaptations, parodies, and imitations worldwide in print, comics, cartoons, television, stage, and film. The wildly imaginative book became a source of inspiration for authors from Voltaire to Orwell, and it is one of the few works of fiction of its time that is still widely read for pleasure. A fine, unrestored copy of Gulliver’s Travels is a cornerstone of any collection of the greatest books in English literature. Teerink 28 (A edition). Rothschild 2104-6. Printing and the Mind of Man 289. Grolier/English 42. Two volumes. Second state of portrait as usual. Contemporary paneled calf. One joint cracked, another slightly cracked, a few minor flaws, but an unusually fine set. Calf case. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-15959240664

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CRESSET PRESS). (VELLUM PRINTING). SWIFT, JONATHAN

Published by The Cresset Press, London (1930)

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Item Description: The Cresset Press, London, 1930. Hardcover. The Impressive and Sought-After Vellum Version of theCresset Press "Gulliver," with a Complete Set of the Extra Plates. 343 x 235 mm (13 1/2 x 9 1/4"). Two bound volumes plus a portfolio of plates. No. VIII OF 10 COPIES ON ROMAN VELLUM WITH AN EXTRA SET OF THE PLATES ON VELLUM, EACH OF THEM SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Publisher's special russet morocco by Wood of London, raised bands flanked by simple blind tooling extending onto the boards, gilt titling, brass clasps and catches, gilt-ruled turn-ins, all edges gilt, vellum endleaves. The extra plates housed in silk-covered chemise bound into boards covered with matching morocco. The whole contained in two extremely fine recent morocco-backed felt-lined folding boxes with raised bands and gilt titling, giving the appearance of three book spines. The main volumes with a total of 27 engravings (26 images), as called for: a title page vignette featuring a bust of Swift (appearing in each volume), eight head- and tailpieces, five full-page maps, and 12 DELICATELY HAND-COLORED COPPER-ENGRAVED PLATES (including two frontispieces) BY REX WHISTLER, each within an ornate baroque-style frame, AND WITH AN ADDITIONAL SUITE OF ALL 26 engraved images (the same 12 images that are colored in the main volumes also colored by hand in the extra suite), each of the 26 extra images signed by Whistler and separately matted. Original tissue guards. Ransom, p. 7. Spines of the text and plate volumes rather darkened (though evenly so), the morocco boards covering the plate chemise a bit soiled and somewhat scratched (the scratches well refurbished), but the original deluxe bindings showing almost no other wear and retaining much of their original appeal. Text and plates with only the most trivial of foxing or tonal variations to the vellum, and generally IN VERY FINE CONDITION INTERNALLY. This is the very rare vellum edition of one of the most beautifully printed and attractively illustrated private press books of the 1930s. Inspired by such masters as Watteau, Canoletto, and Boucher, Whistler's work, including the witty drawings here surrounded by rococo frames, recall the 18th century heyday of French book illustration. Horne quotes a 1984 exhibit at the British Museum that says, "This playful essay in 18th century pastiche is, like much fine English book-making of the 1920s and 1930s, aesthetically backward-looking. Whistler's drawings are matched by a text printed in a revival of John Baskerville's 18th century types." Reginald John "Rex" Whistler (1905-44) made a name for himself in mural painting, stage design, and book illustration, and in "Gulliver," his skills as a theater designer and as a muralist align to produce what is widely regarded as his masterpiece, as well as a highspot of 20th century fine printing. Horne describes him as "one of the most gifted figures of the years between the wars," and laments that his artistic career was brought to a tragically premature end by World War II, during which Whistler died while serving as a tank troop leader in France. The Cresset Press operated between 1927 and 1931 under the direction of Dennis M. Cohen and A. I. Myers, and while its output was small, the books it produced were notable. Presswork was done at the Shakespeare Head Press run by Bernard Newdigate, perhaps the most important name in private press printing between the wars. Besides the present one, only one other copy of the Cresset Press "Gulliver" on vellum seems to have appeared at auction since 1975, and it had only six of the extra plates colored. No. VIII OF 10 COPIES ON ROMAN VELLUM WITH AN EXTRA SET OF THE PLATES ON VELLUM, EACH OF THEM SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Bookseller Inventory # STCBR1201

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Swift, Jonathan

Published by Cresset Press, London (1930)

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Item Description: Cresset Press, London, 1930. Whistler, Rex (illustrator). Three quarto volumes. From an edition of 205 copies, this is one of ten printed on Roman vellum. With twelve hand-colored copper-engraved illustrations by Rex Whistler, nine engraved head- and tailpieces, and five maps. Also with an extra suite of all the engravings laid into a single volume, each signed by Whistler and individually matted. Whistler's skills as a theater designer and as a muralist align in this work, which is widely regarded as his masterpiece, as well as a highspot of 20th century fine printing. Viewing these finely detailed engravings on vellum lends them a dimensionality that cannot be found in the issue on paper. Bound in original full tan morocco by the Wood bindery. Some natural tonal variations to the vellum internally. A fine set of Whistler's most important illustrated text in the rare vellum issue. Housed in two brown, morocco-backed folding cases. (Ransom, Selective Check Lists, p. 7). Bookseller Inventory # 24665

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Gulliver, Lemuel [Swift, Jonathan]

Published by George Faulkner, Dublin (1735)

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Item Description: George Faulkner, Dublin, 1735. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Professionally rebound, including 95% of the contemporary full leather boards. New endpapers. Original bookplate (steel engraving) Frontispiece of "Capt. Lemuel Gulliver, Splendide Mendax. Hor. " Four steel engraved maps of the islands and numerous ornaments and smaller illustrations throughout the book. A very handsome, tight, early edition of one of the most famous books ; Including the four parts: I: A Voyage to Lilliput. II: A Voyage to Brobdingnag. III: A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubbdubdrib and Japan. IV: A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms. This is the (apparent) third editon, lightly corrected and preceded by the London edition and the first Dublin edition. - Stored in a custom-made decorative box with petrol colored marbled paper and leather spine with gilt lettering; 8vo; 404 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 6618

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CRESSET PRESS.) SWIFT, Jonathan.

Published by London: The Cresset Press, 1930 (1930)

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Item Description: London: The Cresset Press, 1930, 1930. 2 volumes bound in 1, folio. Recent green morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, titles to spine gilt, 5 raised bands, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in a green cloth solander case. A little mild creasing to spine. An superb copy. Volume I with colour frontispiece and 5 plates, and 2 maps. Volume II with colour frontispiece and 6 plates, 3 maps, and 1 diagram. Head and tail pieces throughout. First Cresset Press edition, first impression. One of 195 copies on handmade paper from a limited edition of 205 numbered copies. The short-lived Cresset Press, co-founded by John Eldred Howard in 1927 and run by Dennis Cohen and A. I. Meyers until 1931, produced fine editions and reprints of the classics and Continental literature. Gulliver's Travels is one of the Press's finest books. The illustrative style of Rex Whistler (1905–1944), eschewing the experimentalism of the 1920s, found its inspiration in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and so was well matched to Swift's classic. In this book Whistler employed his favourite device of setting most of the illustrations within a highly decorative rococo marginal frame. A beautiful copy of this masterpiece of the book arts. Bookseller Inventory # 83941

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SWIFT, JONATHAN

Published by Printed for Benj. Motte, London (1726)

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Item Description: Printed for Benj. Motte, London, 1726. Hardcover. 197 x 127 mm (7 3/4 x 5"). Usual misnumbered pages in volume I; 16-page publisher's catalogue at the end of volume II. Two volumes. FIRST EDITION, Third Issue (Teerink's "B" Edition). Quite pretty 19th century speckled calf by Lloyd & Wallis (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with gilt French fillet border, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments with central floral sprig surrounded by small tools and floral cornerpieces, one red and one green morocco label, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With frontispiece portrait of Gulliver (in the second state), four maps, and two plans. Front pastedown with bookplate of Mrs. L. Bartlett. Teerink 291; PMM 185; Rothschild 2108. Joints somewhat rubbed and flaked (though not with any cracks), extremities a bit worn, spines uniformly darkened a shade and with a hint of abrasion (the gilt also slightly dulled), minor marks and spots to boards, but the attractively decorated bindings entirely solid and still rather pretty. First volume with variable browning and offsetting throughout, noticeable in two gatherings (perhaps because of washing?), second volume much better, with only a hint of browning right at edges, isolated trivial defects like a rust spot here and there, but the text in both volumes otherwise fresh and clean. This is the third distinct issue (all printed within two months of each other) of the first edition of probably the greatest satire in the English language. A book with the special merit of appealing to readers of every age, the work ostensibly mocks the popular travel writings of the day, but "Gulliver" was in fact a subtle but potent attack on the contemporary political situation. While most works that rely on current fashions and politics quickly become dated, this one has transcended its time to give Swift immortality because of what PMM calls his two great gifts, "a sustained logic in invention and a facility for absorbing the reader till fiction becomes reality." When the first run sold out within a week of its October 28 printing, the publisher immediately went to work to satisfy demand, with two more issues appearing before the end of the year, ours being published in December. FIRST EDITION, Third Issue (Teerink's "B" Edition). Bookseller Inventory # CJH1301

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Gulliver, Lemuel. [Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745.]

Published by London: Printed for Benj Motte, at the Middle Temple-Gate in Fleet-street. M, DCC, XXVI., , (1726)

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Item Description: London: Printed for Benj Motte, at the Middle Temple-Gate in Fleet-street. M, DCC, XXVI., , 1726. Two volumes. Teerink No. 291 variant B, published in December 1726 in the first year of publication. Octavo, 192x105mm. In the original brown panelled calf binding with decorative blind ruled borders and corner pieces. Spines, sometime re-capped, with five raised bands, gilt outlined; red and green lettering pieces with title and volume number. Engraved frontispiece portrait plus six plates in all, as called for. Vol. I: A-K8, L3, M-X8, Y1, plus two maps; gift inscription on front paste-down 'Peter Joyce Cary | with love from his | father & mother | Dec. 9. '46', (Peter Joyce Cary [1918-94], son of (Arthur) Joyce Lunel Cary and Gertrude Margaret Ogilvie was Chief of the Cabinet Office in the late 1950s); slight sepia ink-marking on the front free end-paper; portrait frontispiece in the second state, as required; armorial ownership stamp of 'Thos. Wyse' with the motto 'Sapere Aude' on the verso of the frontispiece and at the foot of the title-page, overlapping imprint but not obscuring it; another ownership inscription, 'Francis Edwards', manuscript near head of title. Vol. II: A3, B-K8, L5, M-Aa8, plus three maps and one plate of language symbols. Pages slightly tanned and with light marks of usage. An exceptionally good set of this early edition, from the first year of publication. Crisp clean and tight. (Further information and photographs available on request.). Bookseller Inventory # 13716

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SWIFT, Jonathan; WHISTLER, Rex

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Item Description: 1930. SWIFT, Jonathan. (WHISTLER, Rex, illustrator).Gulliver’s Travels.London: The Cressett Press, 1930.Two volumes.Lovely Cresset Press illustrated edition of Gulliver’s Travels, number 17 of only 195 copies, with 12 charming full-page hand-colored plates, five maps, head- and tailpiece illustrations by Rex Whistler, two folio volumes in handsome publisher’s morocco by Wood.First published in 1726, Swift’s masterpiece remains a "remarkable feat in the creation of imaginary worlds as a vehicle for satire upon the political and religious establishments of the day" (Clute & Grant, 914). "Of all Swift’s writings it best shows the merits of his mind and his gifts of expression" (Baugh et al., 865). Rex Whistler was an esteemed British artist, illustrator and designer whose promising life and career were cut short during the invasion of Normandy, where he was killed by a mortar round at the age of 39.Ransom, Cresset 14.Spines gently sunned. A delightful production in fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 86232

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Sturmy, Samuel [Sturmey, Samuel; Sturmey, Captain Samuel; Sturmy, Captain Samuel] Colson, John [Revised, Corrected and Enlarged by] [Swift, Jonathan]

Published by Printed for Richard Mount, at the Postern on Tower-Hill, London (1700)

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Item Description: Printed for Richard Mount, at the Postern on Tower-Hill, London, 1700. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good +. A Very Good + copy of this important and rare-to-the-market nautical classic by Captain Sturmy, being the fourth edition with "Useful Additions", bound in 18th century panelled calf with the binding dated 1734 and with a newer, and heavily buttressed, spine added, we surmise, in the nineteenth or early twentieth Century, containing text useful to sailors and copiously illustrated, collating as follows: (12), 148, 116, (22), (24) pages. [More precisely, the collation is as follows: (12 -- including the frontispiece and title page), 148 ---- with pages 109, 100, 111, and 112 bound out of order, 116, (22 -- Canon Triangulorum Logarithmicus or a Table of Artificial Sines and Tagents to Every Degree and Minute of the Quadrant By Capt. Samuel Sturmy), (24 -- Chilidades Decem Logarithmorum, or The Logarithms of all Numbers From an Unite to 10000: Whereby the Logarithms of all Numbers under 10000000 may be speedily deduced. First Composed by that Excellent Mathematician Mr. Henry Briggs, Professor of Geometry in the University of Oxford. And their Use now Amplified by Capt. Samuel Sturmy.) pages.] Present are 24 copperplate engravings (of which 15 plates are in contained within the text and 9 are folding or on tabs; three contain volvelles -- i.e. plates with moving parts) and 49 larger woodcuts and over 100 smaller (mostly geometric design) drawings. The frontispiece and title page have been repaired, with the frontispiece repair presenting a small portion thereof expertly redrawn at the upper right corner, and with the title page trimmed around the edges and remargined. The leaves show some inoffensive expected toning as well as some tide marking, and the folding plates show some minor repairs. The endpapers and occasional leaves within show some interesting 18th Century notations, including the 1734 signature of a James Cackett along with copious notes and a mention of Drake on the rear free endpaper. The Title Page Reads: The Mariners Magazine, Stor'd with the Following Mathematical Arts: The Rudiments of Navigation and Geometry. The Making and Use of divers Mathmatical Instruments for Sea and Land. The Doctrine of Triangels, Plain and Spherical. The Art of Navigation, by the Plain-Chart, Mercator's-Chart, and the Arch of a Great Circle, the Art of Surveying, Guaging, Measuring, Gunnery, and Fireworks, with a Compendium of Fortification. The Rudiments of Astronomy. The Art of Dialling. Also, The Penalties and Forfeitures Relating to the Customs, and to Navigation. With Tables of Logarithms, Sines and Tangents; Declination of the Sun, Latitude and Longitude; Right Ascencion, and Declination of the most Notable Fixed Stars; of the Longitude and Latitude of Places; of Meridional Parts, with other Tables necessary in Navigation. By Capt. Samuel Sturmy. Revised, Corrected and Enlarged, by John Colson, Teacher of the Mathematicks in London. The Fourth Edition, with useful Additions. London, Printed for Richard Mount, at the Postern on Tower-Hill, MDCC. The book is too scarce for a definitive proper collation to be found. However, the copy presented here contains more plates than any of the other few copies that we have been able to locate. Per Christie's, Samuel Sturmey stated that he apprenticed to a Bristol sailmaker and thereafter commanded ships sailing out of Bristol, primarily to Virginia and to the West Indies. His experiences formed the core of the work herein described, a work produced by him to provide his three brothers, his sons, and other young seamen with all of the information they would need -- even if their own mathematical abilities were restricted to ordinary arithmetic. Sturmy wrote in a lively fashion and in the sections pertaining to seamanship the usual commands and responses were set forth as a dialogue between the ship's captain and the crew, parts of which were used verbatim by Jonathan Swift in "Gulliver's Travels". Fuller, in "Worthies of England", iii. 343, edit. 1840 noted that the Sturmy family (Samuel Stu. Bookseller Inventory # 4996

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SWIFT, Jonathan

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Item Description: 1726. Book Condition: Very Good. [SWIFT, Jonathan]. TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD. In FOUR PARTS. By LEMUEL GULLIVER, First a SURGEON, and then a CAPTAIN of several SHIPS. Vol. I.[II.] London: Printed for Benj. Motte, at the Middle Temple-Gate in Fleet-street, 1726[-1727]. Mixed first and second edition. Four parts bound in two octavo volumes: xii,148,[vi],164; [vi],155,[1 blank],199,[1 blank]. Engraved frontisportrait of Gulliver in Vol. I in the usual second state, with the inscription "Captain Lemuel Gulliver of." on the oval and a Latin inscription on the tablet. Also illustrated with four maps, two plans, and numerous wood-engraved head- and tail-pieces. Contemporary calf boards, expertly rebacked with later matching calf spines and leather labels, all edges stained red. Early ink ownership on front fly-leaf of Vol. I. Boards have gently rounded fore- corners and abraded surfaces. The lower joint of Vol II is starting. Rear endpapers in both volumes are replacements and are slightly toned. Occasional light foxing and/or soling to text, but very good overall. Vol. I is first edition, second printing (Teerink no. 290: first edition state AA) throughout, with all titles, typos, pagination, and signatures as called for. Vol. II is second edition (Teerink no. 293) throughout, with all titles, typos, omissions, pagination, and signatures as called for, including "The Second Edition, Corrected" on the title-page and the facing page of advertisements. Gulliver's Travels was an immediate success upon publication (28 October 1726), requiring many rapid, subsequent printings to meet demand, all of which has led to its bibliographical complexity. For example, the time elapsed between the printing of the two volumes in this set was only six months. And based upon the style, condition, and wear to the bindings of these volumes, they were probably mated at or immediately after publication in 1727. Bookseller Inventory # 84107

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Gulliver, Lemuel [Swift, Jonathan]

Published by George Faulkner, Dublin (1735)

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Item Description: George Faulkner, Dublin, 1735. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. 3rd edition. Maps and Plates (illustrator). Third Edition. 5 x 7.75. Scarce third edition. Includes the four engravings of islands and one other. Appears to be the original spine and thus the pages have not been trimmed down. Pages clean with virtually no foxing. 382 pages.'In Four PARTS, viz. I. A Voyage to Lilliput. II. A Voyage to Brobdingnag. III. A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubbdubdrib and Japan. IV. A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms. Text block is very clean and tight, boards are sound and both completely attached. book. Bookseller Inventory # 475

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Swift, Jonathan

Published by J.M. Dent and Cpmpany, London (1909)

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Item Description: J.M. Dent and Cpmpany, London, 1909. Full leather. Book Condition: Fine. London: J.M. Dent and Cpmpany, 1909. Full leather. One volume. Quarto. Gulliver's Travel Into Several Nations. Illustrated in color by Arthur Rackham. Bound in full green morocco by Bayntun, gilt panels, raised bands, all edges gilt, First Trade Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 180

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RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator | SWIFT, Jonathan |

Published by New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1909. (1909)

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Item Description: New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1909., 1909. A Very Fine Copy of the Signed Limited Rackham GulliverIn the Original Printed Box[RACKHAM, Arthur], illustrator]. SWIFT, Jonathan. Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: J.M. Dent & Co. [and] New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1909. Large Paper Edition, American issue. Limited to [a total of] 750 numbered copies, signed by Arthur Rackham, this being copy no. 615 of the American issue.Large quarto (11 3/16 x 8 1/4 inches; 285 x 211 mm.). [2], xv, [1, blank], 291, [1 blank] pp. xxii, 121, [1] pp. Thirteen mounted and captioned color plates. Two full-page black and white illustrations and seven chapter headings and tail-pieces.Publisher's cream buckram decoratively stamped in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed, decorative endpapers. Original rose colored silk ties. A very fine copy in the original printed cardboard box.This is the first time that we have seen the original printed box. The American edition is identical to the UK edition. There was only one printing with the first 600 copies being for the UK market and numbers 601-750 for the American market. The only difference between the UK and the US editions being the publishers name at the foot of the spine.Second and best edition, being a reprint of the 1900 edition, with added illustrations in color and larger pages (the 1900 edition contained a color frontispiece and eleven full-page black and white illustrations). This deluxe edition contains an additional color plate not included in the trade edition, "The Lilliputian Tailors Measure Gulliver for a New Suit of Clothes," facing p. 48.Latimore and Haskell, pp. 32-33, Riall, p. 91. I. Bookseller Inventory # 03179

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RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator | SWIFT, Jonathan |

Published by London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1909. (1909)

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Item Description: London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1909., 1909. Signed Limited Rackham GulliverPossibly the Only Copy in the Publisher's Vellum[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. SWIFT, Jonathan. Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1909. Large Paper Edition. Limited to 750 numbered copies, signed by Arthur Rackham, this being copy no. 403. Large quarto. [2], xv, [1, blank], 291, [1 blank] pp. xxii, 121, [1] pp. Thirteen mounted and captioned color plates. Two full-page black and white illustrations and seven chapter headings and tail-pieces.Publisher's white vellum decoratively stamped in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Original rose colored silk ties. A very fine copy.Second and best edition, being a reprint of the 1900 edition, with added illustrations in color and larger pages (the 1900 edition contained a color frontispiece and eleven full-page black and white illustrations). This deluxe edition contains an additional color plate not included in the trade edition, "The Lilliputian Tailors Measure Gulliver for a New Suit of Clothes," facing p. 48.This is the only copy in the publisher's white vellum that we have ever seen. We actually purchased this copy at Swann Galleries in New York in November 1993. It was sold immediately to a private client and this is the first time that it has been offered in over twenty years.Latimore and Haskell, pp. 32-33, Riall, p. 91. Bookseller Inventory # 02919

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Swift, Jonathan

Published by Benjamin Motte (1727)

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Item Description: Benjamin Motte, 1727. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 2nd Edition. Second edition set, 1727. The first edition was published October 28, 1726. Beautiful full leather bound books; 2 volumes; with gilt stamped detailing along the spine. Very legible print in remarkable condition. Book ends show some soiling; but otherwise very nice. Previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown page of both volumes. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 1312046

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SWIFT, Jonathan (Rackham, Arthur)

Published by J. M. Dent (1909)

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Item Description: J. M. Dent, 1909. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition. A sharp copy of this limited edition of 750 copies SIGNED by Arthur Rackham. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy SIGNED by Rackham in collector's condition. We buy First Editions of Children's books. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-5305988069

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RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator). By Jonathan Swift.

Published by London J. M. Dent (1909)

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Item Description: London J. M. Dent, 1909. FIRST EDITION 1909, SIGNED LIMITED EDITION, 4to, 295 x 215 mm, 11½ x 8½ inches, white buckram, gilt lettered and decorated upper cover and spine, gilt illustrated marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut, red silk ties, 291 pages. 13 splendid mounted colour plates, frontispiece with tissue guard. 2 full page black and white illustrations, 28 head- and tailpieces. Silk ties a bit faded, small neat old bookplate on front pastedown, tissue guard to frontispiece slightly foxed. Contents very nice. Near Fine excellent copy. Large paper edition de luxe limited to 750 copies SIGNED BY THE ARTIST, this being No. 216. There is an extra coloured plate in this edition not in the trade edition, it is the last plate in the book page 256, 'The Yahoos' as stated on the publisher's tipped-in Notice which is still present. Riall states that the extra plate is 'The Lilliputian tailors.' on page 65 and that the plates have tissue guards but in fact only the tissue to the frontispiece is found in the Limited De Luxe edition of Gulliver. He also mentions 7 chapter headings and tailpieces, but there are 28 (see page 91). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. Bookseller Inventory # 11025

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Item Description: J.M.Dent, London, 1909. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to. 291pp. White buckram, gilt lettered and decorated. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Four red ribbon ties present, although one is only just holding. With a tipped-in captioned colour frontispiece and tissue protector, and twelve splendid tipped-in colour plates, plus endpaper and title page decorations, two full-page black and white plates and various header and tail drawings and vignettes. Buckram marked, soiled and discoloured, with a small crease to the base of the spine panel and some light wear to extremities. Frontis tissue spotted and with some unsightly marking and staining to endpapers and the occasional tiny stain several blank preliminary leaves, but thereafter a lovely bright copy. Publisher's slip noting the additional limited edition plate laid-in, as issued. Ownership inkstamp to front pastedown. A somewhat handled copy, but near fine internally, the plates in particular ("worked over, revised, and coloured by the artist") quite superb. Signed by Illustrator(s). Bookseller Inventory # ARC90998

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Jonathan SWIFT

Published by Folio Society, (2012)

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Item Description: Folio Society, 2012. 8vo., First Edition thus, with a signed original etching, 17 fine mounted watercolours, numerous pen-and-ink tailpieces, and decorative endpapers; pictorial boards, vellum back lettered in gilt, silk marker, a fine copy in publisher's solander case lettered in gilt. EDITION LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES. Bookseller Inventory # 23125

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Swift, Jonathan

Published by Bathurst London (Fleet Street) (1760)

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Item Description: Bathurst London (Fleet Street), 1760. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 5th or later Edition. A very early one volume edition of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, complete in one volume. This was issued as volume two of Swift's collected works 15 years after his death. Very good condition, but front cover is partially detached and should be reattached by a restorer. Appears to be original 18th century leather calf binding. 1760 stated in roman numeral letters on the title page. Contains all 5 rare map plates. This copy has the bookplate on the front pastedown of Josias Booker, who was the founding chairman of Royal Insurance Company and the Church of St. Anne. Royal Insurance is now known as RSA Insurance Group, Royal Insurance Company of Liverpool. Bookseller Inventory # 107221

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SWIFT, JONATHAN

Published by Dublin Printed by and for George Faulkner Printer and Bookseller in Essex Street opposite to the Bridge Early ownership signature in ink on title of Rd Burnes. TEERINK. 'Bibliography of the Writings of Jonathan Swift' 2nd edit. 1963 No. 49 HUBBARD 'Contributions to a Bibliography of Gulliver's Travels' pp134-5 (1735)

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Item Description: Dublin Printed by and for George Faulkner Printer and Bookseller in Essex Street opposite to the Bridge Early ownership signature in ink on title of Rd Burnes. TEERINK. 'Bibliography of the Writings of Jonathan Swift' 2nd edit. 1963 No. 49 HUBBARD 'Contributions to a Bibliography of Gulliver's Travels' pp134-5, 1735. Engraved frontis. portrait of Gulliver, 6 engraved charts and plans; iv, xvi+318pp; last gatherings Ee and Ff are misnumbered. 12mo (6.5 x 4in) contemp speckled calf gilt, with raised bands, double rule border on covers, wear on extremities, joints cracked, This is the volume containing Gulliver's Travels from the first duodecimo edition of Swift's works. Jonathan Swift had not been happy with the text presented in Motte's editions and took the opportunity afforded by Faulkner's publication to present a better version. For a discussion of the Faulkner edition of Swift and a summary of the modern scholarship concerning this editon of Gulliver's Travels see MARSHALL, A.: 'The 1735 Faulkner Edition of Swift's Works' in The Library, June 2013. Bookseller Inventory # RGW18411

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Swift, Jonathan

Published by J. M. Dent / E.P. Dutton, London / New York (1909)

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Item Description: J. M. Dent / E.P. Dutton, London / New York, 1909. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator). 1st Edition Thus. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Original pale blue cloth boards with fanciful Rackham gilt illustrations are clean and sound, with some browning to spine and lightly bumped corners. Interior is pristine, with twelve tissue guarded full color Rackham plates (including frontispiece), plus scattered line drawings. Gilt top edge, whimsical decorated end papers, with minor off-setting on end-papers from binding glue. xv + 291 + 12 tipped in plates. Bookseller Inventory # 1169

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RACKHAM, Arthur; SWIFT, Jonathan

Published by Dent (1909)

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Item Description: Dent, 1909. First edition illustrated with colour plates by Arthur Rackham. Royal 8vo. Red moiré silk cloth with elaborate gilt embossed decoration to both upper cover and spine. Top edge gilt. A very good copy indeed, bright and clean. Slight looseness between gatherings at page 160. Pictorial endpapers with line drawings, one man distinctly reminiscent of the artist himself. Twelve colour plates with captions printed below. Numerous line drawings in the text. Bookseller Inventory # 33941

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Swift, Jonathan and with an introduction by Shane Leslie

Published by The Limited Editions Club 1929, New York (1929)

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Item Description: The Limited Editions Club 1929, New York, 1929. Leather Spine. Book Condition: Near Fine. King, Alexander (illustrator). Limited Edition. 4to. Limited edition. This is copy no. 1444 of an edition of 1500 copies signed by the artist Alexander King. x, 293 pp. Tan morocco spine over beige cloth. Five raised bands to spine with gilt panels. Top edge gilt. Slight mark to leather on upper panel. Endpaper maps. With 19 full-page illustrations by Alexander King. This is not the original spine, which is a less refined affair with blind stamped lettering. This is an old respine, so I'd suggest has been commissioned by a previous owner for asthetic reasons, mainting the original boards. Bookseller Inventory # 49528

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Jonathan Swift.

Published by Lon: J. M. Dent & Co. / NY: E. P. Dutton & Co. (1909)

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Item Description: Lon: J. M. Dent & Co. / NY: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1909. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham (illustrator). First Edition. Color Illustrations; "Dutton" at spine base. 1st American issue of the 1909 edition, which added illustrations not found in the 1900 edition. Riall pp91-92. Green cloth (listed among Riall’s "variant" bindings for an English 1st trade edition). Gilding bright! Spine ends and corners gently worn, top edge’s green stain visible with fading, frontis a bit wide with consequent light fraying to fore-edge, bdg very good plus, minor marginal stain to plate facing p88, images near fine. 12 color plates. Dimensions- 9.125" x 6.75". ; 0. Bookseller Inventory # 36274

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Swift, Jonathan -

Published by J. Walker & V. Paternoster -, London - (1815)

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Item Description: J. Walker & V. Paternoster -, London -, 1815. Englisch - Frontizpiz+(8)+VIII+(XIV)+322 S. 13 x 8 x 3 cm - Duodez 145g. mit deutlichen Gebrauchsspuren - deutlich berieben und bestoßen mit Randläsuren, leicht nachgedunkelt, etwas fleckig, mit Namenseintragung eines Vorbesitzers, - - Ins Ausland oder an Neukunden liefern wir gegen Vorkasse. Pappband (Hardcover) mit Goldprägung -. Bookseller Inventory # 93211

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Swift, Jonathan]; Jean de Bosschère

Published by William Heinemann; Dodd, Mead & Company, London (1920)

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Item Description: William Heinemann; Dodd, Mead & Company, London, 1920. Hardcover. Jean de Bosschère (illustrator). First edition thus. SIGNED. Quarto [27.5 cm] Light rose-colored cloth over boards lettered and pictorially stamped on the backstrip and boards. Publisher's red top stain. White and red pictorial endpapers. Very good. The extremities are lightly soiled and rubbed, and the backstrip is sunned (title still very bold). The cloth at the foot of the spine is slightly frayed. There are multiple small, light moisture stains on the top edge of the text block. The front hinge is a little shaky, the free endsheets are darkened, and the rear pastedown is lightly foxed. A handful of the pages have small stains. With numerous illustrations, including 4 full-page color plates, by the Belgian Symbolist artist, Jean de Bosschère. Signed by the illustrator on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 43491

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RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator | SWIFT, Jonathan |

Published by New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1914. (1914)

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Item Description: New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1914., 1914. Eight Color Plates by Arthur Rackham[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. SWIFT, Jonathan. Gulliver's Travels. New York: E.P. Dutton & Company. n.d. [1914]. [Second] American edition. Small octavo (7 x 5 in; 178 x 127 mm). 128 pp. Eight full-page color plates. Publisher's original red cloth pictorially and ornamentally stamped in gilt, gilt lettered and ornamented spine with E.P. Dutton & Co. at foot and onlaid color plate ("Gulliver seizes the Enemy's Fleet" facing p. 14) to upper board. Lacking front free-endpaper, otherwise a fine copy.The first three color plates are dated "1904", the last five are dated "1909".This edition is not recorded by Riall. Bookseller Inventory # 03135

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Swift, Jonathan

Published by Franklin Library, Franklin Center Pennsylvania (1982)

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Item Description: Franklin Library, Franklin Center Pennsylvania, 1982. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. A Limited Edition.; Franklin Library the Great Books of the Western World Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 62356

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Swift, Jonathan [1667-1745]

Published by Published by Willoughby and Co., London n. d. [c. ?]. 1860. (1860)

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Item Description: Published by Willoughby and Co., London n. d. [c. ?]. 1860., 1860. Hard back binding in smooth finest quality scarlet leather covers by Bayntun Rivière, Bath, Bindery, raised bands with gilt lettering, tooling to the front and rear board perimeter, wide gilt dentelles, marble paper end papers, all page edges gilt. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains 306 [8 page publisher's catalogue] printed pages of text with tissue-guarded frontispiece and many monochrome illustrations throughout. Original front and rear cloth covers bound-in to the rear, very minor rubbing to the boards, tiny stamp from Henry Sotheran, Piccadilly, London to the top front free end paper, spine sun darkened without any foxing to the paper. Member of the P.B.F.A. ENGLISH LITERATURE. Bookseller Inventory # 86686

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