1779 Rare Book set - Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World by Jonathan Swift.
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Author: Jonathan Swift.
Title: Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World. By Lemuel Gulliver.
Publisher: Paris, [publisher not identified], 1779. Complete set of 2 volumes.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 6 " X 3.5 ".
Pages: 215-244 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original full calf leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Estimate: (USD 350 - USD 400)
The books: Rare and attractive 2 volumes 18th-century edition printed in Paris of Gulliver's Travels, or Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships, (which is the full title), -- a prose satire by Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, that is both a satire on human nature and the "travelers' tales" literary subgenre. It is Swift's best known full-length work and a classic of English literature. He himself claimed that he wrote Gulliver's Travels "to vex the world rather than divert it".
The author: Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet, and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.
Swift is remembered for works such as A Tale of a Tub (1704), An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity (1712), Gulliver's Travels (1726), and A Modest Proposal (1729). He is regarded by the Encyclopædia Britannica as the foremost prose satirist in the English language and is less well known for his poetry. He originally published all of his works under pseudonyms – such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, the Drapier – or anonymously. He was a master of two styles of satire, the Horatian and Juvenalian styles.
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