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“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.

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"CONTAINING SEVERAL SINGULAR ANECDOTES RELATING TO THE CHARACTER AND CONDUCT OF THAT GREAT GENIUS"

(SWIFT, Jonathan) [DELANY, Patrick]. Observations upon Lord Orrery's Remarks on… Dr. Jonathan Swift. Dublin, 1754.

First edition of this defense of Swift’s moral character and clarification of his relationship with his eight-year-old student, “Stella,” appended to which are two new works by Swift “never before publish’d.” $850.

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