“THEY WILL WONDERFULLY MEND THE WORLD”
SWIFT, Jonathan. Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World. London, 1726. Two volumes.
An exceptional copy of one of the scarcest and most desirable books in all of English literature, with engraved frontispiece portrait of Gulliver, six plates (four maps and two plans), in beautiful, unrestored, full contemporary calf bindings. Exceptionally rare in first issue, and most rare and desirable in contemporary bindings. Almost never seen in such beautiful condition. $182,000.
“DREAMY, MYSTICAL, SERENE”
(DORÉ, Gustave, illustrator) TENNYSON, Alfred. Vivien. BOUND WITH: Guinevere. London, 1867.
First edition of Doré’s haunting and dramatic illustrations, on 18 steel-engraved plates, for two of Tennyson’s “Idylls of the King,” in original cloth. $2600.
COOKE’S ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, 1793
DEFOE, Daniel. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. London, 1793. Three volumes.
Cooke’s edition of Defoe’s classic story of survival, with five engraved plates, handsomely bound in full contemporary tree calf. $2000.