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Voyages de Gulliver

Gulliver's Travels, French edition in a nice binding

Author

Jonathan Swift, with a biographical notice by Walter Scott, and illustrated by J.-J. Grandville

Publisher

Garnier Freres, Paris, 1884
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Printing Details

Hardback, bound in the original red decorative cloth with gilt titling to spine and upper board. All edges gilt. 24.5 × 16cm, 508pp. French text.

Full title: Voyages de Gulliver dans des Contrees Lointaines.

An attractive French edition of Jonathan Swift's classic work which is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' tales" literary subgenre. This edition illustrated throughout by J. J. Grandville (as Granville), the famous French caricaturist.

Condition

A decent copy but with some wear. The cloth is faded to the spine and bumped to the corners. Previous owner's inscription to the front pastedown. The main body of text in good clean condition, and well bound.

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