Gullivers Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World...Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
London: J. M. Dent & Co., New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1909. Large 8vo., xv, 291 pp., 12 color plates, head- and tailpieces, title page printed in brown and green. Publishers blue cloth extensively illustrated in gilt, top edge gilt, illustrated endpapers. Boards are slightly rubbed at the edges, recased, minor foxing to outer margins that does not affect the plates; very good. First edition thus. Most of illustrations appeared as line drawings in an edition issued by the present publishers in 1899, but they have since been worked over, revised, and coloured by the artist, while some entirely new designs have been added. This edition is designed virginibus puerisque (excerpt from the publishers Note.). No artist so harmoniously compliments the work of Jonathan Swift as Arthur Rackham does in this edition of Gullivers Travels...the spider silk-like lines and hazy colors have a macabre and surrealist quality; accentuating the dark political undertones of Swifts fantasy worlds. Packaged in its original publishers binding with a light refracting illustration of Gulliverholding a noble Lillipution at the beginning of his travelsall in gilt.
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