Jonathan Swift / Grandville - Voyages de Gulliver dans les contrées lointaines - 1873

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Jonathan Swift / Grandville - Voyages de Gulliver dans les contrées lointaines - 1873
Illustrated, Literature - Quantity: 1 - Book

An extremely rare copy, free of foxing and in perfect condition, of this great classic of romantic illustrated books.

Les Voyages de Gulliver, illustrated by Jean-Jacques Grandville with 6 out of text images (5 title pages of the "Quatre voyages" and the appendix to the "Voyage à Lilliput", and the literary allegory in the frontispiece of the introduction, a woodcut frontispiece by Brévière) and 450 in text woodcut vignettes.

The frontispiece is one of the artist's finest works. Work admirably illustrated by Grandville - even the introduction to Walter Scott is illustrated - who displays all of his talent. Most of the pages are illustrated.

Period green half shagreen binding adorned on the spine with an elegant and lavish motif of gilded fleurons in the compartments, blind embossed percaline covers, all edges gilded, moiré endpapers.

Binding and inside in perfect condition. Apart from the lightly yellowed endpapers, there are no imperfections to report (which bibliophiles will appreciate).

New edition after the original published in 1838, here in one octavo volume.

"One must cultivate and perfect one's reason, and use it as a guide in all actions." Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift / Grandville

Voyages de Gulliver dans les contrées lointaines

Paris, Garnier Frères, 1873.

508 pp.

Large octavo (24 x 16 cm).

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Illustrated, Literature
Author/ Illustrator
Jonathan Swift / Grandville
Book Title
Voyages de Gulliver dans les contrées lointaines
Condition
Fine
Publication year oldest item
1873
Edition
Illustrated Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Number of pages
508
Dimensions
24×16 cm
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