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    [Jonathan Swift]. Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver. [with] Lemuel Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. Compendiously Methodized. London: Benjamin Motte, 1726-1727. First edition, third printing. Four volumes. Octavo (7.75 x 4.5 inches; 197 x 114mm.) Vol. 1: frontispiece, [i-iv], v-viii, [ix-xii], 310 pages; Vol. 2: [i-viii], 353 pages; 353 pages; Vol. 3: Part I: [i-viii], 118 numbered pages (pages 110-111 appear twice with different text); Part II: [i-viii], 159 pages; Vol. 4: frontispiece, [i-iv], [1-2], 3-29, [3 unnumbered pages for "New Books printed for H. Curll in the Strand"], [1-3], 4-32, [1-3], 4-32, [1-3], 4-28, 1-16 (A Catalogue of Books printed for H. Curll...), [i-iii], iv-viii, 159 pages. Volumes include frontispiece portrait of "Captain Lemuel Gilliver" in volume I, indicating the second state of Teerink's B classification, plus five engraved maps, one engraved plate, and woodcut initials throughout. Volumes bound in full leather by F. Bedford with marbled endpapers, five compartment spine and gilt embellishments; all edges gilt. Slight scuffing to boards; text blocks are near fine, with very light browning. Overall a very nice set.

    Popularly known as "Gulliver's Travels," this prose satire of human nature and the genre of travelers' tales by the Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift is considered one of the classics of English literature. Swift's best-known full-length work was an immediate success when published and is still read today.

    A lovely set of this satirical masterpiece.


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