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Gulliver's travels] Travels Into Several Remote nations Of the World. In Four Parts. By Captain Lemuel Gulliver, first a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships.
London for Benj. Motte, at the Middle Temple-Gate in Fleet-Street. MDDDXXVI London: Motte, 1726. First edition. Two vols (four parts in two). 8vo. pp Vol 1: [ii], [i-iv], v-viii, [ix-xii], 148. [vi], 164. Portrait frontis and two maps. Vol 2: [vi]. 155 (1), [viii], 199. Three maps and a table. In total; portrait frontis, five maps and one table. Advertisement leaf to front of Volume 1; recto blank, verso begins Books Printed for Benj. Motte. Collated complete and correct. This beautiful example has the portrait frontispiece in second state, with vertical chain lines and the stone below the portrait inscribed with a Latin motto. The printing of Gulliver’s Travels, as is known, is exceedingly complicated, with many papers and volumes written on this topic alone, as there were multiple printers, self-censorship, requests of post-printing revision, secret deliveries of the manuscript at night, and astoundingly rapid demand from the public. Sticking with Teerink’s classification, which only captures a small part of this story, this example fits most closely with his AA printing with the page numbering beginning afresh for each part, but does not appear to match exactly; likewise it is closest to ESTC T139450, however, subsidies is spelt correctly. In Part III, page 90 conspiracies is spelt correctly, but turbulancy incorrectly. It also has elements of Teerinck’s B printing, in the title page to the third part has the Volume II statement on it, as well as Parts III and IV, and Volume 1, E8v is misnumbered 66 (for 68). Overall, such is the frequency with which one comes across thi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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