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Swift, Jonathan (1667-1745) Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World

Auction:
2865B
Lot:
294
Sold for:
$11,685$9,500

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2865B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 15, 2015 11:00AM

Description:

Swift, Jonathan (1667-1745) Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. London: for Benj. Motte, 1726.
Four parts in two octavo volumes, portrait in volume one with Latin inscription, the set containing five maps and one linguistic chart; the second volume does not have "Volume II" printed on the title page; bound in uniform brown calf by Bayntun (Riviere), gilt spines, a.e.g., housed in a custom slipcase, 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. (2)
Estimate $2,500-3,500

I: A-K8, L2; [pi]3, B-L8, M2; II: A3, B-K8, L4, M2; A4, B-N8, O4.


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Keywords

London, Bookbinding, Gulliver's Travels, Social science fiction

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