Gullivar's Travels: An Account of the Four Voages into Several Remote Nations of the World. Now Written Down by Johnathan Swift.
Illustrated with Engravings on Wood by Fritz Eichenburg
Easton Press, Collector's Edition.
Hardcover bound in full honey-chocolate-brown leather with raised bands on spine, 22kt gold gilt titles and handsome gilt decorations on boards and spine, moire silk endpapers with a matching silk ribbon placeholder bound in.
In Very Fine/ Near New Condition. Does not appear to have been read.
Includes blank Easton Press bookplate.
About Gulliver's Travels:
Regarded as the preeminent prose satirist in the English language, Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) intended this masterpiece, as he once wrote Alexander Pope, to "vex the world rather than divert it." Savagely ironic, it portrays man as foolish at best, and at worst, not much more than an ape.
The direct and unadorned narrative describes four remarkable journies of ship's surgeon Lemuel Gulliver, among them, one to the land of Lilliput, where six-inch-high inhabitants bicker over trivialities; and another to Brobdingnag, a land where giants reduce man to insignificance.
Written with disarming simplicity and careful attention to detail, this classic is diverse in its appeal: for children, it remains an enchanting fantasy. For adults, it is a witty parody of political life in Swift's time and a scathing send-up of manners and morals in 18th-century England.