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Gulliver's travels: PB 101-2003

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Gulliver's travels


Author: Swift, Jonathan
Illustrator: Whistler, Reginald John (Rex)
Publisher: Cresset Press
Printer: Oxford University Press



By Jonathan Swift ; illustrated by Rex Whistler

2 vols. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 37 cm.


History note: Vol. 1 has bookplate of Victor Rothschild

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2003-05) by Dreyfus, John


Production date: AD 1930


"The foregoing text of Gulliver's Travels is that of the first large paper edition published in 1726. The illustrations and decorations have been designed by Rex Whistler. One hundred and ninety-five copies have been printed by the Oxford University Press on hand-made paper, numbered 1-195, and ten copies, numbered I-X have been printed on Roman vellum. This copy is no. [in ms] 57". Contains 12 hand-colored engraved plates, 5 engraved maps, 9 engraved vignettes including title page vignettes, 1 woodcut diagram. Half bound in green morocco with vellum sides.

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Accession number: PB 101-2003
Primary reference Number: 94737
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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