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Rare books by Jonathan Swift, including first editions, signed ephemera and finely bound copies of Gulliver’s Travels and handsome sets of his collected works. 

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  1. Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World.
    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... Learn More

    Regular Price: £5,000

    Special Price £3,750

    Stock Code: 66018

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  2. Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World.
    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... Learn More
    £45,000

    Stock Code: 102756

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  3. 122246
    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... Learn More
    £30,000

    Stock Code: 122246

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  4. 120147
    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... Learn More
    £150,000

    Stock Code: 120147

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  5. 113112
    First edition of Desfontaines's imitation of Gulliver's Travels, preceding the Amsterdam edition of the same year. Pierre Desfontaines's unauthorised sequel followed on the success of his translation of Gulliver's Travels (published in 1727, the first Paris edition of Swift's work). The Nouveau Gulliver's title pages' spuriously... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 113112

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  6. Directions to Servants In General;
    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... Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 108447

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  7. 112998
    First Jean Swart edition and fifth edition in French of Gulliver's Travels, which was first published in French in 1727, one year after the first edition in English. The text of the first two volumes is abbé Pierre François Guyot Desfontaines's abridged adaptation, the same as that of the Paris editions. Included as part... Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 112998

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  8. Selections from the Prose Writings.

    Regular Price: £100

    Special Price £50

    Stock Code: 108353

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  9. 119346
    First Cresset Press edition. Number 185 of 195 copies on handmade paper; there were also 10 copies on vellum. 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 of the classics and of Continental literature. Gulliver's Travels... Learn More
    £8,750

    Stock Code: 119346

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  10. 1
    A beautifully illustrated edition of the classic tale, first published in 1726. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 105557

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