London: J.M. Dent and Co., 1909. [Classic Literature] FIRST RACKHAM EDITION. Medium octavo (23 x 17cm), pp.xvi; 291. Contains twelve full colour plates including frontispiece, all with tissue guard, plus several line drawings. Publisher's gilt-blocked blue cloth, top edge gilt, illustrated endpapers. Very clean within, minor toning to endpapers, name in 'Book belongs to' box, cloth bright and fresh. A fine copy. A wonderful satire that still works for all ages, despite the savagery of Swift's vision. Item #54080
Riall p.91. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature . Listed in The Observer's All-Time 100 Best Novels . Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.
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