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Jonathan SWIFT Voyages du capitaine Lemuel Gulliver en divers païs eloignez

Jonathan SWIFT

Voyages du capitaine Lemuel Gulliver en divers païs eloignez

Chez Jean Swart, à La Haye 1741, in-8 (10,5x18,3cm), (6) 212pp. ; (4) 220pp. et (32) 336pp., 3 tomes reliés en 2 volume.


New edition, rare, after the first French edition of 1727; illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Gulliver, and 12 figures including 4 cards. All editions of John Swart we met, later, have only 4 (the first in 1727 and reprints) and 6 prints; the Hague in Neaulme mentioned by Cohen, contains 10. Pages title in red and black. Half Calf frozen period in small corners. Back to nerves decorated wheels between nerves and caps. Part of title in red morocco, and volume number in black morocco. Head cap threadbare in Volume I, and partly torn in Volume II. Various frictions. Copy uncut, some sheets were hastily cut. Gulliver's Travels is without doubt the most utopian of the eighteenth century and the top of the social and political satire. These trips are 4 in number and Swift skillfully mingles philosophy, science fiction, fantasy, satire and reason. In the first voyage, Gulliver is a giant; in the second, on the contrary, it is among the giants; in the third, Gulliver encounters men who have lost all common NSIS abusing speculative philosophy; and on the last voyage, Gulliver encounters horses that have enslaved men. At the end of Volume III, 4 obsevations and considerations (Key travel) can be found on Gulliver's Travels. Rembrandt Bibliothek buffer.

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