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Gulliver | Lemuel [Swift | Jonathan]

Travels Into Several Remote Nations Of The World

First Edition | Third Issue


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The first edition of Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift, the third of Teerink’s three issues printed by Benjamin Motte in 1726.

Twelvemo, [two volumes], [2], [iv]-viii, [6], 310pp; [6], [map], 353pp, [1]. Full brown morocco, title in gilt on spine, decorative raised bands. All edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, and marbled endpapers. Bound by the Rivière Bindery of London. Bookplate of Frederick Macmillan (made by Harry Sloane in 1879) affixed to front endpaper of both volumes. Bookseller’s description affixed to front flyleaf of Volume I. Occasional faint toning to leaves, generally clean text. Complete with the second issue frontispiece portrait of Gulliver, with 6 illustrated maps and plans. This work is the third of Teerink’s three issues, known as “the B Edition,” all published within two months of each other in 1726. Includes all notable points. (Teerink 291) (Rothschild 2108)

A beautiful copy from the Rivière Bindery of London.

The first issue of Travels Into Several Remote Nations Of The World, “Gulliver’s Travels,” was published by Benjamin Motte, Jr. on 28 October 1726, in two volumes, with a price of 8 shillings and sixpence (A Edition). The book was an immediate success, with Motte rushing to produce two more issues in November (AA Edition) and December (B Edition) of 1726. A first Dublin edition was published in December of 1726 by John Hyde. The designated second and third editions followed in 1727 from Benjamin Motte. (Ingram, 23)

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Benj. Motte


First Edition, Third Issue

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Leather bound


Near Fine


Gulliver | Lemuel [Swift | Jonathan]


[Swift | Jonathan]

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