SWIFT (JONATHAN) Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World ... by Lemuel Gulliver, 4 parts in 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, TEERINK'S "A", Benjamin Motte, 1726
Lot 54
SWIFT (JONATHAN)
Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World ... by Lemuel Gulliver, 4 parts in 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, TEERINK'S "A", Benjamin Motte, 1726
Sold for £26,250 (US$ 35,045) inc. premium

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[SWIFT (JONATHAN)]
Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World ... by Lemuel Gulliver, 4 parts in 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, TEERINK'S "A" EDITION, engraved portrait of the author (second state), 6 engraved plates, G6 and 2E8 in volume 2 cancels as usual, occasional light spotting, contemporary panelled calf, rebacked to match [Teerink 289 "A" edition; ESTC T139451; PMM 185; Rothschild 2104], 8vo (190 x 120mm.), Benjamin Motte, 1726

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  • FIRST EDITION OF GULLIVER'S TRAVELS, which was published on 28 October 1726 and sold out within two weeks. "Of all the works of eighteenth-century English literature, it is probably Gulliver's Travels that is the best-known and most widely read today" (ODNB).

    Provenance: Sir John Silvester (1745-1822), bookplates; Peter Cook, Michael Bradshaw, J.S. Davies, eighteenth and nineteenth ownership inscriptions on front free endpapers.
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