Gullivers Travels, Illustrations by Arthur Rackham


First Edition

Published by J. M. Dent, London 1909.


First Edition, Gullivers Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World :

Gullivers Travels is Jonathan Swift’s best known full-length work. The classic story is regarded as a children’s fantasy adventure story and a satire of society of the time of writing in 1726. The story describes how Gulliver becomes stranded and then captured by the miniature people, the Lilliputian. The story lends itself remarkably well for the fine illustrations of Arthur Rackham. Note: “Most of the designs appeared as line drawings in an edition published by the present publishers in 1899. They have since been worked over, revised, and coloured by the artist, while some entirely new designs have been added. The edition of Gullivers Travels is designed “virginibus puerisque” (for boys and girls).

Gullivers Travels has red cloth boards with gilt illustrations. Colour is faded on the spine. Slight bowing of the covers. Binding is tight and square with gold gilt on the top page edge. Contents all clean and mark free. Contains twelve full colour plates, all with intact tissue guards. Also several line drawings and original illustrated end papers. 291 printed pages. Trade edition. Approx 9 x 6″.