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Swift, Jonathan & Jones, David (Illus.)
Travels Into Several Remote Nations Of The World (Gulliver's Travels)
1925. A 2 Volumes set as issued. The First UK printing published by The Golden Cockerel Press in 1925. The BOOKS are in near Fine condition. Number '335' of only 480 copies issued. The books have been rebound in white buckram cloth with gilt titling to the spine and cream plain end-papers. Free from inscriptions and erasures. A hint of toning to the page edges. Top edges gilt, with others uncut as issued. Forty two wood engravings and twenty seven woodcut initials by David Jones, many of which are hand coloured. This was the first of what would be many distinctive illustrative commissions Jones undertook for The Cockerel Press. 'The Studio' gave the publication a glowing review : ' A book from the Golden Cockerel Press is a thing that engages the sense of both sight and touch. Both in texture and general appearance of paper and typography, it is a delight, and a great classic could appear under no better auspices'. The books are protected in removable Mylar archival covers. An extremely scarce handsome set. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcome direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA : PBFA : ILAB [Leicester, United Kingdom]

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