GULLIVER'S TRAVELS into Several Remote Nations of the World. Jonathan Swift, Arthur Rackham.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELS into Several Remote Nations of the World.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELS into Several Remote Nations of the World.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELS into Several Remote Nations of the World.

GULLIVER'S TRAVELS into Several Remote Nations of the World.

London / New York: J. M. Dent / E. P. Dutton, 1909. Revised edition. Hardcover. xv, 291 pp, 12 tipped-in color plates by Arthur Rackham; octavo, pale blue cloth with gilt title and ornaments, tip edge gilt. A well read copy with moderate rubbing and faint stains to covers, child's ownership note to front fixed endpaper (Johns Hopkins Janney) and signature to back of half-title page, free endpapers darkened, short tear to frontispiece tissue guard. Item #23392

Dent published another Rackham-illustrated edition of this title in 1900 in their "Temple Classics for Young People" series. That edition had 1 color plate and 11 monochrome plates and the book was in a smaller format. NB: Previous owner John Hopkins Janny (1913-1945) was a Commander on the USS Indianapolis when it was torpedoed in 1945 by a Japanese submarine. The ship sank in only 12 minutes and of the nearly 1200 crew members only 316 survived. Those rescued endured 4 days in the open ocean, most without life boats. The Indianapolis disaster remains the Navy's worst loss of life from a single ship in its history. Commander Janney was not among the survivors. RIP.

Price: $100.00

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