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SWIFT, JONATHAN

Editorial: London: Benj. Motte (1726)

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Descripción: London: Benj. Motte, 1726. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: 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. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-15959240664

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TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE: SWIFT, Jonathan] GULLIVER,

SWIFT, Jonathan] GULLIVER, Lemuel

Editorial: Benj. Motte (1726)

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Descripción: Benj. Motte, 1726. First edition, first printing (i.e. Teerink A). Frontispiece portrait of Gulliver in the second state, as usual, with vertical chain lines and the lettering around the oval frame. Two volumes (197 x 120mm), bound in contemporary calf with gilt ruled borders and gilt titles to the spine. Binding sometime neatly rebacked with some old repairs to the hinges and corners. Internally clean with occasional browning. An excellent, tall set of this landmark novel in contemporary state. Five engraved maps. The author's masterpiece and landmark in the early development of the novel. The first printing was published on 28 October and sold out within a week and was quickly followed by two further printings in 1726, which are subtly different to the first printing, though bibliographically distinct as shown by Teerink in his bibliography of Swift, and referred to as Teerink AA and B issues. The work was immediately hailed as a classic, "From the highest to the lowest, it is universally read, from the Cabinet-council to the Nursery" - John Gay "Gulliver's Travels has given Swift an immortality beyond Temporary Fame" (PMM) Teerink 290; PMM 185. Nº de ref. de la librería 28173

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Travels into Several Remote Nations of the: SWIFT, Jonathan (1667-1745).

Descripción: 4 parts in 2 vols. 8vo (192 x 120 mm). Mit Frontispiz-Portrait von Gulliver, nach John Sturt radiert von Robert Sheppard und 6 Kupfertafeln mit Karten und Plänen nach H. Moll. XVI, 148 S.; [VI], 164 S.; [VI], 155 p.; [VIII], 199 S. Hellbraune Lederbände des 19. Jhs., signiert von Francis Bedford (1799-1883), Rücken über fünf erhabenen Bünden, mit Dreifachfilete in Goldprägung auf beiden Deckeln, mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und je zwei Rückenschildchen, marmorierte Vorsätze. London, Printed for Benj[amin] Motte, at the Middle-Temple-Gate in Fleet-street, [28 October] 1726. Editio princeps des berühmtesten satirischen Werks der englischen Literatur. Zwischen dem 28. Oktober und Dezember 1726 wurde es durch Benjamin Motte in insgesamt drei Drucken erstmals veröffentlicht; das Portrait-Frontispiz des vorliegenden ersten Druckes liegt wie üblich in der zweiten Variante vor, mit dem Text innerhalb der ovalen Einfassung. Der unmittelbar einsetztende Publikumserfolg wird bezeugt durch John Gays Brief vom 17. November 1726 (in: Correspondence Bd. III, S. 182): "About ten days ago a Book was published here of the Travels of one Gulliver, which hath been the conversation of the whole town . From the highest to the lowest it is universally read, from the Cabinet-council to the Nursery". Swift schrieb seinen von Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan beeinflussten utopisch-satirischen Reiseroman zwischen 1720/21 und 1726 in Irland, wohin er 1694 zurückgekehrt war. Um die Vorspiegelung tatsächlich unternommener Reisen glaubhaft zu machen, wurde das Buch mit sechs Landkarten, auf denen die beschriebenen Länder, meist in Verbindung mit wirklich vorhandenen, ausgestattet. Zusammen mit dem 1719 veröffentlichten und ebenfalls im Ich-Ton gehaltenen "Robinson Crusoe" von Daniel Defoe steht Swifts Hauptwerk am Anfang der Entwicklung des bürgerlichen Romans, der sich zur herrschenden Gattung herausbilden sollte. Swift bediente sich einer Gegenüberstellung von gesellschaftlicher Kritik und Utopie, wie sie durch die Reisen des recht naiven Helden Gulliver (von englisch "gullible" [=leichtgläubig]) in das Land der Zwerge beziehungsweise der Riesen symbolischer kaum sein könnte. Swift verstand sein Werk als harsche Kritik an Eitelkeit und Heuchelei jener Zeitgenossen, die er bei Hofe und in der Politik kennen gelernt hatte. Swifts fabulöses Buch fand dann allerdings bald auch Kritik, so u. a. durch Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Thackeray und Walter Scott. Die verwendeten Karten wurden nach Hermann Molls "A New and Correct Map of the Whole World Shewing ye Situation of its Principal Parts" von 1719 vermutlich von Sturt und Sheppard nachgezeichnet und gestochen. "These maps appeared in all the editions published by Motte; they were even reproduced in the pirated Dublin editions of 1727 . and they appeared in all the later 18th-century editions" (Frederick Bracher). - Ein frisches und schön gebundenes Exemplar. EINBAND: Hellbrauner geglätteter Kalbslederband des 19. Jhs. über 5 erhabenen Bünden, Deckel mit goldgeprägter Dreifachfilete, reicher Rückenvergoldung mit je 2 Rückenschildern, Steh- und reicher Innenkantenvergoldung, marmorierte Vorsätze, Goldschnitt [signiert von Francis Bedford (1799-1883)]. Ralph Clutton (died 1888, bookplate). 0Teerink 289 A; Hubbard 27f.; PMM 185; Negley 1081; Lewis 185f.; Maslen, The printers of Robinson Crusoe, in: The Library, 5th ser 7 (1952), p. 124f.; Roberts, The History of Science Fiction (2006), p. 68ff.; Gove 254f.; Fortunati/Trousson 260; Davidson, A Books Collector's Notes (1970), 39f. ("Gulliver's Travels is an essential starting point for any collection of fictitious voyages to Australia"); Bracher, The Maps in Gulliver's Travels, in: The Huntington Library Quarterly, vol. VIII (1944), p. 59f. First issue of the first edition (Teerink's "A" edition). It is uncertain exactly when Swift started writing Gulliver's Travels, but some sources suggest as early as 1713 when Swift, Gay, Pope, Arbuthnot and others formed the Scribl. Nº de ref. de la librería B339032

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Descripción: London: Printed for Benj. Motte, at the Middle Temple-Gate in Fleet-street, MDCCXXVI [1726]. 2 vols., 8vo, A-K8, L2, [-]1, 2[-]2, 2B-2L8, M2; pp. [i-v], vi-xvi, [1], 2-148; (6), [1], 2-164; engraved frontispiece and plates facing B1r and 2B1r. Vol. II: A3, B-K8, L4, M2, 2A4, 2B-2M8,N8, O4: (6), [1], 2-155, [156, blank]; (8), [1], 2-199, [200, blank]; engraved plates facing B1r, D4r, F5v, and 2B1r. 20th century full brown morocco, concentric central panels ruled in gilt, black and blind, gilt fleurons at corners, gilt backstrips a touch faded in (6) compartments, marbled endpapers. Gilt edges. Bookplate at the front (see below). The true first edition, Teerink A with all the first issue points. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Gulliver in the second state as usual. All six maps and plans present. Decorative woodcut and engraved head- and tailpieces throughout. "Gulliver's Travels has given Swift an immortality beyond temporary fame? the brilliance and thoroughness with which his logic and invention work out the piquancies of scale involved by the giant human among the Lilliputian and then by a mimikin Gulliver among the Brobdingnagians, ran away with the author's original intentions" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 185). Thus while Swift may have originally set out to write another of his razor-like satires, generations of readers including children love this book for the interminably entertaining story line. This copy was cleaned and rebound c. 1920, as books often were at that time, perhaps for Mrs. Poole. From the Caroline Boeing Poole Collection, sold by B.M. Rosenthal in 1977. Armorial bookplate bound in of Thomas Macro DD of Bury St Edmunds and Great Yarmouth (d.1743/4, aged 60); he was University Librarian at Cambridge so he might well have been an active book buyer and perhaps bought this copy when it was published as it is the rare first issue which was radically changed almost immediately after being published (see John Blatchly, Some Suffolk and Norfolk ex-libris. The Bookplate Society, 2000). Teerink 289. PMM 185. Rothschild 2104. Nº de ref. de la librería 104929

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GULLIVER'S TRAVELS: VELLUM PRINTING). (CRESSET

VELLUM PRINTING). (CRESSET PRESS). WHISTLER, REX, Illustrator. SWIFT, JONATHAN

Editorial: Cresset Press, London (1930)

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Descripción: Cresset Press, London, 1930. 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. 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. Nº de ref. de la librería STCBR1201

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Gulliver's Travels: Swift, Jonathan

Swift, Jonathan

Editorial: Cresset Press, London (1930)

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Descripción: Cresset Press, London, 1930. Whistler, Rex Ilustrador. 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). Nº de ref. de la librería 24665

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Travels into Several Remote Nations of the: SWIFT, Jonathan

SWIFT, Jonathan

Editorial: London Printed for Benj. Motte. (1726)

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Descripción: London Printed for Benj. Motte., 1726. First Edition of Gulliver's Travels [SWIFT, Jonathan]. Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In four parts. By Lemuel Gulliver.London: Printed for Benj. Motte., 1726. First edition, Teerink’s State A, with the following points: Part I, p. 35, line 5 has "Subsidies" correctly spelled; Part III, p. 74 is misnumbered "44;" Part III, G6 is a cancel, with "Part III" at foot; Part IV, p. 52, line 1 has the misprint "buth is." Four parts in two octavo volumes. xvi, 148; [6], 164; [6], 155, [1]; [8], 199, [1] pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Gulliver in the second state, with the inscription "Captain Lemuel Gulliver of Redriff. Ætat. suæ LVIII." around the oval the the tablet bearing a Latin inscription (printed on paper with vertical chain-lines), four maps, and two plans. Modern antique-style mottled calf. Gilt double-rule border on covers, gilt spines with red and green morocco labels, gilt board edges, edges sprinkled red, marbled endpapers. Small ink stain on frontispiece portrait. Short tear to upper margin of B7 in Part I. Some inoffensive washing at the beginning of Volume II. A little light foxing and soiling. Early ink signatures on recto of frontispiece and on title-page of Volume I. Otherwise an excellent set. Housed together in a red morocco clamshell case. Gulliver’s Travels, to use the popular title, is one of the greatest satires in the English language—or any language, for that matter. It was an immediate success, which accounts in part for its bibliographical complexity, and has been hailed as a book that "would last as long as the language, because it described the vices of man in all nations" (D.N.B.). Vice not withstanding, and unintentionally, it has become not just a great satirical novel, but a juvenile classic as well. Grolier, 100 English, 42. Hubbard, pp. 15-17. Printing and the Mind of Man 185. Rothschild 2104. Teerink 289. HBS 66467. $45,000. Nº de ref. de la librería 66467

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Travels into Several Remote Nations of the: Swift, Jonathan

Swift, Jonathan

Editorial: Benjamin Motte, London (1726)

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Descripción: Benjamin Motte, London, 1726. First edition (Teerink's A), first printing, with all distinguishing points as per Teerink. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Captain Gulliver (in the second state as usual), 5 engraved maps & one engraved plate of the automatic writing machine. 2 vols. 8vo. A very pretty set of the rare first printing of one of the great satires in the English language. Swift first mentioned what would become his masterpiece in a letter to Charles Ford on 15 April 1721. It wouldn't be completed and fully transcribed until August 1725, whereupon he set out to London to arrange for its publication."Gulliver's Travels is the book by which Swift is chiefly remembered, and it is the record of his own experience in politics under Queen Anne as an Irishman in what G. B. Shaw called 'John Bull's other island'. Its allegorical mode of satire constantly modulates between specific allusions and general types, reflecting characters and events traceable to prototypes in Stuart and Georgian court politics (in Lilliput and Brobdingnag), and to people and events in Swift's own personal life (the king of Brobdingnag as Temple, for example, or the Flying Island as an allegory of English imperialism in Ireland). It also includes moments of farcical low comedy in the Academy of Lagado (part 3) and elsewhere. It is in part 4 (the voyage to the land of the Houyhnhnms) that Swift reaches the supremely vexing point of his whole writing career, mixing comedy with the tragi-comic psychological collapse of Gulliver, the representative Englishman who turns his back on the whole human race because it has failed to live up to the ideal of reason" (ODNB). Teerink 289 ("A edition"); Rothschild 2104; PMM 185 20th-century period brown calf. Spines slightly faded, upper cove of first volume shows a few spots, a few occasional stains to text, otherwise a fine copy Engraved frontispiece portrait of Captain Gulliver (in the second state as usual), 5 engraved maps & one engraved plate of the automatic writing machine. 2 vols. 8vo First edition (Teerink's A), first printing, with all distinguishing points as per Teerink. Nº de ref. de la librería 260175

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Travels into Several Remote Nations of the: SWIFT, Jonathan.]

SWIFT, Jonathan.]

Editorial: London: Benj[amin] Motte, 1726 (1726)

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Descripción: London: Benj[amin] Motte, 1726, 1726. 2 volumes, octavo (184 x 114 mm). Skilfully rebound to style with contemporary sprinkled calf boards, red morocco labels to spine lettered gilt, gilt raised bands and decoration to spine, gilt rules to covers, gilt roll to board edges, all edges gilt. Faint ownership inscription to foot of p. 163. Some occasional spots to contents, Vol. I with small repair to foot of half-title, and foot of p. 55, worming to last few pages of volume I in margin neatly repaired and not affecting text. An excellent set, attractively bound. Frontispiece portrait of Gulliver (second state, as called for), 4 maps and 2 plans. First edition, Teerink's A edition with all the necessary points to distinguish it from the two later printings (Teerink AA and B) also dated 1726. Teerink's A was published on 28 October, AA some time in the middle of November, and the B edition in December. The first five editions of Gulliver's Travels (three octavo editions in 1726, one octavo and one duodecimo edition in 1727) were all published by Benjamin Motte. "The clandestine business of getting into print a pseudonymous and satirically explosive political satire entitled Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World (known from the start by its more popular title, Gulliver's Travels) was managed chiefly by Pope, with the assistance of John Gay and Erasmus Lewis. For speed, and to counter the risk of piracy, Motte used five printing houses (those of Edward Say, Henry Woodfall, James Bettenham, William Pearson, and, for the greatest share, that of Jane Ilive). The first edition appeared on 28 October 1726 in two octavo volumes at the price of 8s. 6d., but with unauthorized deletions and insertions by Andrew Tooke (the brother of Benjamin Tooke jun.), and sold out within a week. Gay wrote: 'From the highest to the lowest it is universally read, from the Cabinet-council to the Nursery' Motte followed up with two more octavo editions in 1726 and a duodecimo in 1727, and there was a serialized version which began in the Penny Post (25 November 1726). There were two Dublin editions before the end of 1726, each set up from Motte's first edition. The book sold well in French: the first complete translation appeared at The Hague in January 1727, and an abridged adaptation by the Abbé Desfontaines in Paris in April Swift received from Motte £200 and possibly more from the sales of the book, largely due to Pope's effort at instilling into his friend the principles of 'prudent management' Gulliver's Travels is the book by which Swift is chiefly remembered, and it is the record of his own experience in politics under Queen Anne as an Irishman in what G. B. Shaw called 'John Bull's other island'" (ODNB). Ashley VI, p.28; Grolier English 42; Rothschild 2104; Teerink 289; Printing and the Mind of Man 185. Nº de ref. de la librería 107801

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Autograph letter signed ("Jonath: Swift") to [Lionel: SWIFT, Jonathan.

SWIFT, Jonathan.

Editorial: Dublin, 15 April 1735 (1735)

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Descripción: Dublin, 15 April 1735, 1735. Quarto folded to form a bifolium (224 × 181 mm), two pages, docketed on terminal blank. Paper repairs to folds in terminal blank, minor soiling. Swift asks the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland that Michael Aldrich, a relation of his friends the Grattans, be made master of a barrack at Kinsale. The letter is written in a characteristically witty, teasing tone, showing Swift's easy intimacy with the man he declared one of the most agreeable and well- informed men, and best conversationalists, he had ever met. The letter opens by recalling their recently dining together with Swift's friends, Rev Patrick Delany (1685?–1768), at Delville, Delany's villa outside Dublin, and Dr Richard Helsham (1683–1738), Swift's physician. "Now, this same Dr. Helsham hath ordred me to write to Your Grace in behalf of one Alderman Aldrich; who is master of the Dublin Barrack, and is as high a Whig, and more at your Devotion than I could perhaps wish him to be. And yet he is a very honest Gentleman, and which is more important, a near Relation of the Grattans, who, in Your Grace's absence are governors of all Ireland, and your Vicegerents when you are here, as I have often told you. They consist of an Alderman – whom you are to find Lord Mayor at Michaelmas next; of a Doctor who kills or cures half the City, of two Parsons my subjects as Prebendaryes, who rule the other half, and of a vagrant Brother who governs the North. They are all Brethren, and your Army of twelve thousand soldiers are not able to stand against them. Now, Your Grace is to understand, that these Grattans will stickle to death for all their Cousins to the five and fiftieth degree; and consequently this same Alderman Aldrich being onely removed two degrees of Kindred, and having a Son as great a Whig as the Father, hath prevayled with Dr. Helsham to make me write to Your Grace". Having proceeded to make the case for Michael Aldrich, Swift adds that "you will have several Requests this Post with the same Request, perhaps for different Persons, but you are to observe only mine, because it will come three minutes before any other. I think this is the third request I have made to Your Grace. You have granted the two first, and therefore must grant the third. For, when I knew Courts, those who had received a dozen favors, were utterly disobliged if they were denyed the thirteenth. Besides, if this be not granted the Grattans will rise in rebellion, which I tremble to think of." Swift also makes a complaint about Dorset's cousin Lady Elizabeth ("Betty") Germain of Drayton House, Swift's old friend and constant correspondent: "My Lady Eliz. Germain uses me very ill in her Letters. I want a Present from her, and desire you will please to order, that it may be a seal. Mine are too small for the fashion; and I would have a large one, worth forty shillings at least." Provenance: by descent, published in 1904 as in the collection of Mrs. Stopford-Sackville, of Drayton House. Nº de ref. de la librería 90692

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SWIFT, Jonathan |

Editorial: London: Printed for Benj. Motte, 1726. (1726)

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Descripción: London: Printed for Benj. Motte, 1726., 1726. First "AA" EditionIn A-1 Condition[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. London: Printed for Benj. Motte, 1726. First (Teerrick's AA) edition (second octavo edition), with all errata as noted by Teerick, issued "medio November 1726," not quite three weeks after the first octavo edition. Four parts in two octavo volumes (7 1/2 x 4 5/8 inches; 191 x 117 mm.). xvi, 148; [6], 164; [6], 155, [1, blank]; [8], 199, [1, blank] pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Gulliver in the second state, with the inscription "Captain Lemuel Gulliver of Redriff. Ætat. suæ LVIII." around the oval frame, the tablet below bearing a Latin inscription; five engraved maps, two for Part III (facing pp. [1] and 39) and one for each of the other Parts (facing p. [1]), and an engraved plate of symbols in Part III (facing p. 74). Decorative woodcut and typographic head- and tail-pieces and initials.Contemporary calf paneled in blind. With the bookplate of William 6th Baron Monson (1796-1862) . Spines expertly and almost invisibly restored. An unusually clean, attractive, and excellent copy. Housed in a full paneled calf clamshell case with two spines."The first five editions of Gulliver's Travels were all published by Benjamin Motte. They form a group together, and give rise to the following observations:(1) A edition (1st 8vo edition), publ. 28 Oct. 1726.(2) AA edition (2d 8vo edition), publ. medio Nov. 1726.(3) B edition (3d 8vo edition), publ. Dec. 1726.(4) Second Edition (4th 8vo edition), publ. May 4, 1727(5) [Third Edition] (1st 12mo edition), with the year 1727 but published early in 1728.The first three editions, long considered different issues only, have been proved to be separate editions.This sequence has the advantage of being the conventional one. Pope, Swift, and Ford all meant the 1727 8vo edition when they spoke of the 'second' edition" (Teerink). In this, the "AA" edition, the general title to Volume II notes "second edition," and the special title to Part IV has "Voyage" in lower case; it is all in upper case in edition "A." Both volume I and volume II in this copy conform to Teerink's AA: the first volume is usually married with a Teerink B copy of volume II."Gulliver’s Travels, to use the popular title, is one of the greatest satires in the English language—or any language, for that matter. It was an immediate success, which accounts in part for its bibliographical complexity, and has been hailed as a book that "would last as long as the language, because it described the vices of man in all nations" (D.N.B.)."Gulliver’s Travels has given Swift an immortality beyond temporary fame All those who had been fascinated by the realism and vivid detail of Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe were captivated again, even though they knew that Gulliver must be fiction. The brilliance and thoroughness with which his logic and invention work out the picquancies of scale involved by the giant human among the Lilliputians, and then by a minikin Gulliver among the Brobdingnagians, ran away with the author’s original intenation. Gulliver’s Travels has achieved the final apotheosis of a satirical fable, but it has also become a tale for children. For every edition designed for the reader with an eye to the historical background, twenty have appeared, abridged or adapted, for readers who care nothing for the satire and enjoy it as a first-class story" (Printing and the Mind of Man). Teerink 290. Grolier, 100 English 42. Hubbard, pp. 15-17. Printing and the Mind of Man 185. Rothschild 2104. Nº de ref. de la librería 02800

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Good A.L.S. Re Thomas Sheridan, 'The Doctor: Jonathan Swift
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Descripción: A superb and significant two-page autograph letter signed by Jonathan Swift ('Jonath Swift'), 22nd March 1734. Swift writes a letter of recommendation for his friend Thomas Sheridan, to the Duke of Dorset. In full, 'My Lord, Your Grace must please to remember that I carried you to see a comedy of Terence acted by the Scholars of Doctor Sheridan, with which performance you were very well pleased. The Doctor is the most learned person I know in this kingdom, and the best schoolmaster here in the memory of man, having an excellent tast[e] in all parts of Literature. I prevayled on my Lord Cartaret to make him one of his Chaplains, and to bestow him a good living, which the Doctor afterwards exchanged for another about seven miles from Dublin. But his health impairing by the Air of the Town, and being invited by the Gentlemen of the County of Cavan to accept the Free School of Cavan, which is endowed equall to his living, and he being born in the county, the present schoolmaster, one Mr. Knowlls, is desirous to change his school for the Doctor’s living of much the same value, called Dunboyn in your Grace’s gift. This affair hath been so long managing, that it was in agitation before you left me and I begged your consent for the change which, as a very reasonable request, not crossing any measures of your Grace, you were pleased to grant. All things have been long agreed, the B[isho]p of Kilmore (Hort) hath writ to you upon it, so your Lords Justices have done, for some months past but being a thing of no great consequence to the publick State of the Kingdom – your secretaryes have forgot it. In the mean time the poor Doctor hath given up his school in town, to his great loss, and hath parted with his house, continuing in uneasiness and suspence till your letter comes. Therefore I humbly beg, you will please to order me of your secretaryes immediately to send the letter, that will impower the Doctor and Knowles the Schoolmaster to exchange stations. My letter is the worst part of the matter, because it will cost you three minutes to read, but the request is short and reasonable. I writ some day ago to my Lady E. Germain on the same purpose, but it is possible her ladyship might forget; which your Grace to my knowledge is not capable of. I am with the highest respect, My Lord, your Grace’s most obedient and most humble servant, Jonath Swift'. Light age-toning and age-spotting, otherwise in remarkably fine condition. Swift’s autograph is extremely rare in any format. Thomas Sheridan (1687 - 1738) was a writer and schoolmaster, and Swift’s principle collaborator. Sheridan and Swift collaborated on a number of literary projects together. In 1725, as royal chaplain, Sheridan delivered a sermon that was considered by some as politically suspect, and his appointment was cancelled. Sheridan did, indeed, succeed in the job change requested by Swift, and became the headmaster of Cavan School in 1735, where he remained for three years until his death. Whilst Swift’s relationship with Sheridan did ultimately become acrimonious (the exact reasons are not known why), this letter is testimony to Swift’s repeated efforts to help his friend in his career path. A wonderful association piece. Nº de ref. de la librería 000064

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A Modest Proposal for preventing the children: Swift, Jonathan
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Descripción: Weaver Bickerton, Dublin [London], 1730. Third edition. A Fine copy of an exceptionally rare book. Bound in full calf with a Cambridge panel. An extremely pleasing modern binding. Internal contents also Fine. Octavo (pages 195 x 123 mm): complete with half-title and advertisement (on the same leaf), title page and pages 5 - 23, [24]. With just three examples found in the modern auction record (50+ years), and with no copies of the first or second editions found during that time, the work is decidedly rare.Perhaps the greatest work of satire in the English language, by one of the medium's master practitioners. The techniques and style Swift uses in his pamphlet are now so familiar to us as to seem almost hackneyed. They appear everywhere - from Daily Show monologues to the pages of The New Yorker. Indeed, the term "a modest proposal" now delineates an entire genre of humor. A Modest Proposal had, in fact, many targets - not just the English attitude towards the Irish people - but also a general tenor among intellectuals of the time to propose pie in the sky solutions to complex problems. Indeed, in "Swift's Modest Proposal: The Biography of an Early Georgian Pamphlet", George Wittkowsky argues that the essay is "a burlesque of projects concerning the poor," which Swift uses to lampoon such ideas. Swift's style manages to employ many now familiar satiric tropes, including an appeal to the authority of experts, and the use of apparently plausible but actually quite ridiculous facts and figures. Swift had been more or less sent to Ireland in exile when he wrote the pamphlet. He had fallen out with the Queen, and the Tory government he had supported and served in had been replaced by a Whig one. Once in Ireland, however, Swift turned his considerable intellect to grappling with Irish social and political problems, and it is from this turn that A Modest Proposal emerged. Swift's caustic solution was to suggest selling poor children as food: "I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee or a ragout.". Nº de ref. de la librería 1543

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Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the: SWIFT, JONATHAN] -

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Editorial: Printed for Benj. Motte, at the Middle Temple-Gate in Fleet-Street, London (1726)

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Descripción: Printed for Benj. Motte, at the Middle Temple-Gate in Fleet-Street, London, 1726. Full Leather with Slipcase. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Second State. Four parts in two volumes. Second state frontispiece portrait of "Captain Lemuel Gulliver of Redriff. Aetat Suae LVIII" by Sheppard, printed within oval frame, Latin inscription below. Pp. [blank leaf], xii, 148; [vi], 164; [blank leaf], [vi], 155; [viii], 199, [verso blank]. 5 maps, one to each part [two to Part III], and plate of the Word Engine. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown in each volume of Timony Neve (1724-1798), English churchman and academic, and was chaplain of Merton College, Oxford. Bookplate of prominent Philadelphia collector Robert R. Dearden to front free endpaper of each volume, previous owner's inked name at head of title-page in each volume, and again on verso of title-page in vol. II, inked name and Liverpool address dated 18 April 1826 to blank verso of last leaf in vol. II. Blind-stamped, contemporary calf. Sypathetically rebacked, 5 raised bands, two gilt-stamped maroon leather spine labels. Covers gently scuffed, corners a bit rubbed, crude paper repair to lower edge of title-page and following 2 prelims. in vol. II not affecting text. Text blocks of both volumes tanning and slightly thumbed, occasional light foxing. Overall, a very good set housed in a fine custom-made clamshell box, green cloth with ornate gilt ruled leather spine and faux raised bands. Size: Octavo. Nº de ref. de la librería 20109

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ALLIX, Susan, binder | WHISTLER, Rex, illustrator | SWIFT, Jonathan | CRESSET PRESS |

Editorial: London: The Cresset Press, 1930. (1930)

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Descripción: London: The Cresset Press, 1930., 1930. Rex Whistler’s "Gulliver’s Travels" Specially Bound by Susan AllixA Remarkable and Innovative DesignWHISTLER, Rex, illustrator. ALLIX, Susan, binder. SWIFT, Jonathan. Gulliver’s Travels. Illustrated by Rex Whistler. London: The Cresset Press, 1930. One of 195 copies (this being copy number 4) on Barcham Green handmade paper, out of a total edition of 205 copies. Two large folio volumes (14 1/16 x 9 7/8 inches; 357 x 252 mm.). [6, blank], 157, [1], 1, colophon], [6, blank]; [4, blank], 170, [1], [1, blank], [1, colophon], [7, blank] pp. Twelve hand-colored engraved plates (including frontispieces), five full-page engraved maps in the text, engraved title vignettes, and eight engraved head- and tail-piece vignettes. "The foregoing text of Gulliver’s Travels is that of the first large paper edition published in 1726. The illustrations and decorations have been designed by Rex Whistler" (Colophon). Printed in Baskerville type. Specially bound for Denis Collins in modern gray goatskin over beveled boards, by Susan Allix, with an abstract onlaid design in red, light blue and light green leather, magnifying and reducing lens set into each front cover respectively, revealing two illustrations after Whistler mounted on fly-leaf below, spines titled on onlaid strips of red and light blue leather, hand-painted edges. Inscribed by Susan Allix on a supplied front blank leaf in the first volume "For Denis / Two new perspectives on Gulliver! / Best wishes / Susan / 8 June 2004". Rear paste-downs of each volume with ex-bris stamp "Denis Anthony / Collins / The Alberts / Richmond". Several letters from Susan Allix and two leather samples loosely inserted. Housed in two felt-lined black cloth boxes, with gray leather title-labels on spines. Minimal light offsetting from plates to text and a hint of age-toning to edges. A near fine example, uniquely bound in two wonderful and very unusual designer bindings.Susan Allix - frequently cited as 'the greatest bookmaker of her generation' - often creates limited editions from her private press with original prints, letterpress printing and hand-binding. Since establishing her own press she has created a series of fifty works that have been exhibited internationally, featured in the collections of the National Art Library; the V&A; the British Library; The Hague; the Library of Congress; Harvard and the New York Public Library, among others. This special commission includes a correspondence from Allix to Denis Collins, a narrative in itself of the intricacies that went into its creation: "Dear Denis, Briefly, a note to let you know how goes the magnification and minification. I thought to make the book and binding a unity, that part of one of Whistler's illustrations should be copied and then used as an end sheet, thereby being viewed through the lens on the cover. This image would then become smaller (or larger) as the book opened, and then disappear as the cover was lifted after a certain point, and the real sized picture would appear on the end-paper"Ransom, Selective Check Lists, p. 7, no. 14. Nº de ref. de la librería 03810

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Descripción: London: Printed in the Year 1727., 1727. Two volumes, with uniform third volume. viii,[4],310; [6],353pp. [with:] Two parts bound in one volume [8],118, [8],159pp. Octavo. Uniform contemporary paneled calf, gilt labels. Frontis portrait, 4 maps & two plans in the first two volumes; half-title and engraved frontis in the third volume. Old small manuscript shelf-label on each spine, engraved bookplate of Ricasoli Firidolfi in each volume on prelim, some wear to spine extremities and minor cracking to joints, some foxing and occasionally pronounced tanning (often varying between signatures), small wax drop in one blank margin, but a good set in a moderately well- preserved contemporary binding. First edition, Teerink's "B" edition (i.e. the third octavo edition), with the frontis portrait in the first volume in the second state, with the inscription within the oval frame rather than on a tablet below it, accompanied by the first edition of the spurious continuation. The 'A' edition appeared on 28 October 1726, the 'AA" edition in mid-November, and this 'B' edition, which was set up from the AA edition, was published in December. This, Swift's best known work, was published anonymously. Written in Dublin between about 1720 and 1725, the finished manuscript was brought to England by Swift when he left Ireland for London in March 1726. During his visit he stayed with friends, including Alexander Pope. Pope, along with John Gay and John Arbuthnot, helped Swift arrange for the publication of the book. Even after its publication Swift kept up the public pretence of having had no hand in it, but the immediate popularity of the work can be gauged from the fact that there were four printings within a year, translations into French, German, and Dutch, and the spurious continuation and other pastiches. The second part of the continuation was adapted from Siden's THE HISTORY OF THE SEVARITES (1675- 9), but the first part is an original imitation. During the 18th century, it was often included in translations of the genuine work. PRINTING & THE MIND OF MAN 185. ROTHSCHILD 2108. TEERINK 291-2. BLEILER, p. 190. GROLIER ENGLISH HUNDRED 42. SARGENT, p.10. GOVE, pp. 254- 58. Nº de ref. de la librería WRCLIT 64388

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SWIFT, JONATHAN]

Editorial: London: Printed for Benj. Motte, 1726 (1726)

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Descripción: London: Printed for Benj. Motte, 1726, 1726. Estado de conservación: A fine, handsome copy. 2 vols, 8vo, panelled calf period style by Philip Dusel, red morocco labels, gilt decorations and lettering. Frontis portrait, four maps and two plans. ? One of the most famous imaginary voyages and works of English fiction of all time. Teerink 290; NCBEL II, 1062; Printing and the Mind of Man 185 First edition, Teerink's issue AA, frontis portrait in the second state (as usual). Nº de ref. de la librería 26623

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Gulliver, Lemuel [Swift, Jonathan]

Editorial: George Faulkner, Dublin (1735)

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Descripción: George Faulkner, Dublin, 1735. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: 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. Nº de ref. de la librería 6618

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The Tatler]. The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff: Steele, Richard, Joseph

Steele, Richard, Joseph Addison, Jonathan Swift

Editorial: Printed: and Sold by John Morphew, London (1711)

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Descripción: Printed: and Sold by John Morphew, London, 1711. First edition, the original 271 numbers, with title, dedications and indices to each of the two volumes. Nos. 1-271 (all published). 1 vols. Folio. Huth Copy. The Tatler as it was first issued as a folio in two volumes in 1710 (nos. 1-114) and 1711 (nos. 115-271), running from 2 April 1709 to 31 March 1711: "Of the 271 numbers, Steele wrote 188, Addison 42, and the two joint 36 ? Davis lists six numbers, 21, 31, 67, 68, 249 and 248, as contributed by Swift (or containing letters or 'hints furnished by him'). In addition, Aitken attributes to Swift letters in Nos. 59, 63, 71, 190 and 195, and suggests that he was part author of Nos. 32, 66, 230 and 238" (Rothschild).A beautiful copy, complete as issued, and with a notable provenance. Rothschild 1948; Teerink 513 Full tan polished calf, richly gilt spine and contrasting leather labels, by Bedford. Morocco ex-libris of HENRY HUTH Nos. 1-271 (all published). 1 vols. Folio First edition, the original 271 numbers, with title, dedications and indices to each of the two volumes. Nº de ref. de la librería 260176

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TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE: SWIFT, JONATHAN

SWIFT, JONATHAN

Editorial: Printed for Benj. Motte, London (1726)

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Descripción: Printed for Benj. Motte, London, 1726. 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. 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). Nº de ref. de la librería CJH1301

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Descripción: London: for Benj. Motte, 1726, 1726. 2 volumes, octavo (178 × 115 mm). Contemporary calf, red and green morocco labels, red speckled edges. Ownership signature partially erased from verso of each front free endpaper. Repairs to joints and corners, some light marking and spotting to contents, minor crease and tear to frontispiece. Excellent condition. Frontispiece portrait, 5 maps, and 1 diagram. Teerink's "B" edition, with the portrait of Gulliver in second state, as usual. The first three editions of Gulliver's Travels are all octavos published by Benjamin Motte dated 1726 without edition statement, and were long thought of as merely different issues. The edition designated Second on the title-page is dated 1727. It was noted by John Gay that, "The whole impression sold in a week". It was hailed as a classic that "would last as long as the language, because it described the combination of qualities which made it at once a favourite book of children and a summary of bitter scorn for mankind" (DNB). "Gulliver's Travels has given Swift immortality beyond temporary fame" (PMM 185). Printing and the Mind of Man 185; Teerink B. Nº de ref. de la librería 66018

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GULLIVER'S TRAVELS: SWIFT, Jonathan

SWIFT, Jonathan

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Descripción: 1726. Estado de conservación: 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. Nº de ref. de la librería 84107

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Travels into several Remote Nations of the: Swift, Jonathan

Swift, Jonathan

Editorial: Benj. Motte (1726)

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Descripción: Benj. Motte, 1726. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. No Jacket. 2nd Edition. Printed for Benj. Motte, 1726. frontispiece portrait (in second state) and 6 further plates. A mixed set, the first volume being from the Teerink AA (second) edition (with the word “Captain” on the title page broken after “Cap” and then continued on the next line) and the second volume from the Teerink B (third) edition (with no comma after “Year” on special IV title page). The first three editions were once considered to be different issues of a single first edition. Later bibliographical analysis demonstrated that they were separate editions, each set from the previous, but Teerink, acknowledging the work done to identify them, still thought it ‘advisable to stick to the well-established practice of calling the three 1726 editions first’, in part because both the printer and the author thought of them that way. Very good in leather bindings and highly gilt-decorated spines. The first volume measures 19.2 cm tall and the second volume is 20.3 cm tall. Housed in a custom-made collector’s slipcase. (ESTC T139450, T139452; Teerink-Scouten 290, 291). Nº de ref. de la librería 1309006

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Travels into several Remote Nations of the: Swift, Jonathan

Swift, Jonathan

Editorial: Motte (1726)

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Descripción: Motte, 1726. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. No Jacket. 3rd Edition. Printed for Benj. Motte, 1726. frontispiece portrait (in second state) and 6 further plates,Both volumes are the Teerink B (third) edition. The first three editions were once considered to be different issues of a single first edition. Later bibliographical analysis demonstrated that they were separate editions, each set from the previous, but Teerink, acknowledging the work done to identify them, still thought it ‘advisable to stick to the well established practice of calling the three 1726 editions first’, in part because both the printer and the author thought of them that way. Very good condition, handsomely bound in leather, with the Volume I leather label missing from one spine. With the bookplate, dated 1894, of Edwin B. Holden, the one time president of the Grolier Club and the builder of a renowned collection. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Nº de ref. de la librería 1308104

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Travels into Several Remote Nations of the: Gulliver, Lemuel. [Swift,

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

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

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Descripción: 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.). Nº de ref. de la librería 13716

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ORIGINAL ART - GULLIVER: SWIFT,JONATHAN

SWIFT,JONATHAN

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Descripción: (TENGGREN,GUSTAF)illus. ORIGINAL ART - GULLIVER Offered here is a wonderfully detailed finished pencil drawing by Tenggren that appears in reduced size on page 87 of Tenggren's Story Book published in 1944. The image itself is 6" wide x 5.5" high, matted and framed to 15" square. Pictured is the emperor as child, seated at a table and contemplating an egg. Because the child cut his finger while breaking an egg, his father declared that thereafter, all eggs had to be opened at the smaller end, beginning a rebellion and a war with the empire of Blefuscu. The son is drawn very much like one of the dwarves in Snow White. A great image. Nº de ref. de la librería 28284

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Jonathan Swift

Editorial: London, Bathurst and various Others (1755)

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Remitente: Mathias Schoen (Bremen, Alemania)

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Descripción: London, Bathurst and various Others, 1755. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Complete set of this landmark Edition in 14 Quarto volumes, published from 1755 to 1779. Bound in Uniform tree calf, professionally rebacked in modern leather with gilt spine titles and decorations, retaining original marbled endpapers. Plates and music sheets as called for. Light old waterstain to lower margin of first 40 pages of volume one (not affecting text. and top margin of volume 9. Binding is tight. No previous owners markings. Not a perfect set but decorative, sound and complete. Full sets of the Quarto Edition are almost impossible to find. Nº de ref. de la librería 936

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The Lady's Dressing Room. To which is: SWIFT, Jonathan.

SWIFT, Jonathan.

Editorial: London: J. Roberts, 1732 (1732)

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Remitente: Peter Harrington. ABA member (London, Reino Unido)

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Descripción: London: J. Roberts, 1732, 1732. Quarto, 19 pp. Recent dark blue morocco, gilt lettered spine. Book label of Louis & Anne Marie Davidson. Band of toning at head of leaves. A very good, generously-margined copy. Wood-engraved head-pieces, initials and tail-piece. First edition of Swift's "notorious and notable" (ODNB) poem, 750 copies were printed; also included here are the 10-line "Advice to a Parson. An epigram" and the 6-line "On seeing a worthy Prelate go out of Church in the Time of Divine Service". "One of Swift's most popular (if infamous) scatological poems, it appeared in numerous editions in his lifetime and elicited many responses. In the poem, Strephon sneaks into Celia's dressing room during her absence. There he finds abundant evidence that Celia is not quite the goddess he thought her to be. Most of the poem is an inventory of her personal effects - all of which are stained, soiled, and reeking from her sweat and other bodily substances. Strephon's search culminates in the unfortunate discovery of her full, putrid commode. This taints his perception of women, in general, and he in henceforth unable to see any dame without thinking of 'all her stinks'. The 'Dressing Room' has generated a great deal of psychoanalysis and gender criticism and has been read as a grotesque lampoon of the 'Puffs, powders, patches, bibles, billet-doux' littering Belinda's dressing table in The Rape of the Lock by Swift's friend Alexander Pope. Swift in this poem heartily discourages idealized views (so popular in pastorals and cavalier love lyrics) of women as anything more than mortal" (Degategno & Stubblefield, Critical Companion to Jonathan Swift: A Literary Reference to His Life and Works, 2006, pp. 213-14). Foxon S869; Rothschild 2132; Teerink 720. Nº de ref. de la librería 111555

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Gulliver's Travels] Travels into several remote nations: SWIFT, Jonathan (1667-1745)

SWIFT, Jonathan (1667-1745)

Editorial: printed for Benj. Motte, at the Middle-Temple Gate, in Fleet-Street, M,DCC,XXVI. [1726], London (1726)

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Remitente: Fine Editions Ltd (New York, NY, Estados Unidos de America)

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Descripción: printed for Benj. Motte, at the Middle-Temple Gate, in Fleet-Street, M,DCC,XXVI. [1726], London, 1726. Full Calf. Estado de conservación: Fine. First Edition. Four parts in two octavo volumes, with continuous pagination to each volume (the parts of the first two editions/issues were separately paginated, giving rise to the suggestion they were originally issued in parts): viii,[4],148,[6],149-310; [6],154,[8],155-353,[1]pp (numerous misnumbered pages, but text continuous and complete), engraved frontispiece portrait of Lemuel Gulliver by Sturter Sheppard, in second state, printed on paper with vertical chain lines, with "Captain Lemuel Gulliver of Redriff. Ætat. suæ LVIII." around the oval and beneath, on a tablet where the inscription first appeared, a quotation, in Latin, from Persius; five engraved maps (two for Part III and one for each of the other Parts), and engraved plate depicting the writing machine in the "Grand Academy of Lagado" in Part III; decorative woodcut head- and tail-pieces and historiated initials. Early nineteenth-century speckled calf, very skillfully rebacked; red and black morocco lettering pieces gilt; marbled end papers; all edges gilt; cloth slipcase. A superb presentation, bindings square, tight and unmarked; contents clean and fresh (unobtrusively washed with faded signature on title page, vol. II). Teerink-Scouten 291. Rothschild 2108. Printing and the Mind of Man 185. Grolier English 100, 42. Third Issue/Edition (Teerink "B"), published in December, 1726 (following appearance of the first issue on October 28). For nearly two hundred years, the three separate appearances of Gulliver's Travels from 1726 (Teerink A, AA and B) were considered different issues of a single first edition. Early in the twentieth century bibliographical analysis demonstrated that these were, in fact, separate editions, each set from the previous, but Teerink still thought it "advisable to stick to the well established practice of calling the three 1726 editions first," largely because the publisher (Benjamin Motte), as well as Swift (in letters to Pope and Ford), thought of them in that way, describing only the edition following Teerink B (the 1727 octavo edition) as "The Second Edition" (vol. 1 title page) and "The Second Edition, Corrected" (vol. 2 title page) and the 1727 duodecimo as the Third (all five published by Motte), "after which Bathurst's 1742, 1747 and 1751 editions as 'fourth,' 'fifth' and 'sixth' follow in regular sequence." The several editions of 1726 all consist of two volumes of two parts each describing voyages to: I. Lilliput; II. Brobdingnag; III. Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubdubdrib, and Japan, and IV. the Country of the Houyhnhnms. The distinguishing feature of the third issue/edition, according to Williams (whose exhaustive analysis of all five Motte editions, in the introduction and notes to the definitive edition of Swift's text, appeared in 1926), "is the continuous pagination and continuous count by signatures throughout each volume." (Williams, p. lxxiv) "Gulliver's Travels has achieved the final apotheosis of a satirical fable, but it has also become a tale for children. For every edition designed for the reader with an eye to the [book's] historical background, twenty have appeared, abridged or adapted, for readers who care nothing for the satire and enjoy it as a first-class story." (PMM) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Nº de ref. de la librería BB1230

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Directions to Servants In General; And in: SWIFT, Jonathan.
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Descripción: London: for R. Dodsley and M. Cooper, 1745, 1745. Octavo (200 x 125 mm). Contemporary calf front board (ownership inscription of W. Chichester on pastedown), rebacked and with calf rear board from another binding. Bookplate of Robert S. Pirie. Extremities rubbed or repaired, front joint cracked, title and last page browned, a good copy. First London edition, probably following the Dublin edition published the same year. The satire dated back to 1704, but Swift kept the manuscript by him; he is known to have been working on it in 1731 and probably the following year, though it shows some signs of remaining unfinished. It was finally published posthumously in the year of his death. Teerink, 785. Nº de ref. de la librería 108447

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