11-13-2011 11-13-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2571B Boston
November 13, 2011 11:00 AMCalender

Swift, Jonathon (1667-1745)

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2571B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 13, 2011 11:00AM


Swift, Jonathon (1667-1745), Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, first a Surgeon, and a Captain of Several Ships, London: Printed for Benjamin Motte, 1726, first edition, two volumes, contemporary calf with gilt lettering and tooling, portrait frontispiece in state 2 with lettering around the frame and latin inscription below; five engraved maps and plate of the automatic writing engine, 8vo, (both rebacked, hinges starting, covers rubbed, chipped and bumped, pastedowns replaced to both and flyleaf in volume II, loss to A2 in volume II, some scattered owner's names at back, generally very fresh to interior). Rothschild 2104; Printing and the Mind of Man 185.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Subsidies is spelled correctly.
p. 74 is correct (not 44)
G6 is not a cancel and does not bear "Part III" at foot
YOYAGE is spelled with capitals on title for Part IV
The frontis portrait is second state, with Latin inscription, and is printed on chain-line paper
Overall, there are five maps, and an engraved plate of symbols in Part III.


Lemuel Gulliver, Surgeon , and a Captain, London, Benjamin Motte