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Gulliver's Travels

Illustrated by David Jones


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This San Francisco company not only offers a click-through 'Large' image of several pages of their copy of Gulliver's Travels, but offers a 'Full-Size' option, which results is an opportunity to see the page with full clarity, striking detail, and color. This particular copy was from the Library of Noreen Curry, Part IV, Sale 313:

Four parts in two volumes. 139, [1]; 137, [4] pp. Illustrated with 42 woodcuts and 27 initials throughout (many hand-colored), designed and engraved by David Jones. 10x7, original half white linen and black boards, spines lettered in gilt, edges untrimmed and mostly unopened, acetate covers. No. 69 of 450 sets printed by Robert Gibbings. The first Golden Cockerel Press book with David Jones' illustrative work; who continued to work with the press for several years onward. Chanticleer 33.


And several images are available online through:

PBA Galleries * Bloomsbury Auctions * Wolseley Fine Arts





         The map to the left is courtesy of a private collector. Some of the illustrations of Gulliver's edition of 450 were hand-coloured by art students.

According to Jonathan Miles and Derek Shiel in their book David Jones: The Maker Unmade, there is controversy over whether Jones intended to include color with the images. It's said that he preferred the black and white engravings, but Miles and Shiel point out that a prospectus was found stating that Jones would oversee the coloring.

In any case, a view of an original black and white engraving is shown here, while below you can see hand-coloured plates from volumes that had been put up for auction.




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[Swift (Jonathan)] Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, by Lemuel Gulliver, 2 vol., number 459 of 450 copies, wood-engraved plates and illustrations by David Jones, some hand-coloured, some light spotting and minor marking, sticker mark on first front pastedown, original half-buckram with marbled boards, 4to, Golden Cockerel Press, Waltham St.Lawrence, 1925.




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[Swift (Jonathan)] Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World...by Lemuel Gulliver 2 vol., number 276 of 450 copies, wood-engraved maps, illustrations and initials by David Jones, some hand-coloured, modern black calf, t.e.g., others uncut, 4to, Waltham St.Lawrence, Golden Cockerel Press, 1925.




    

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[Swift (Jonathan)] Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World...By Lemuel Gulliver, 2 vol., number 20 of 30 de luxe copies on hand-made paper and signed by the artist, from an edition limited to 450, wood-engraved maps, illustrations and initials by David Jones, many hand-coloured, leather book-label of Micheline & Mervyn Parkhouse on front pastedowns, endpapers lightly foxed, original cream buckram, uncut, very slightly soiled, preserved in modern cloth slip-case, [Chanticleer 33], 4to, Waltham St.Lawrence, Golden Cockerel Press, 1925.




     Bloomsbury Auctions
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Four parts in two volumes. 139, [1]; 137, [4] pp. Illustrated with 42 woodcuts and 27 initials throughout (many hand-colored), designed and engraved by David Jones. 10x7, original half white linen and black boards, spines lettered in gilt, edges untrimmed and mostly unopened, acetate covers. No. 69 of 450 sets printed by Robert Gibbings. The first Golden Cockerel Press book with David Jones' illustrative work; who continued to work with the press for several years onward. Chanticleer 33.