FOR SALE: my original Gulliver’s Travels.  “Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World…by Lemuel Gulliver…” 1751, London and the 1767 book, “Letters, Written by Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick’s Dublin…”

Size:  about 1” X 4 1/4” X 6 3/4”. 

This book is in good shape, except the front board and the first few pages are loose.  In addition, a small section of the very thin leather has come loose from the front board.  It will be no problem to glue back. 

The other book included in this sell it my original 1767 book, “Letters, Written by Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick’s Dublin…”

Size:  about 1” X 4 5/8” X 7 3/8”.  The front board is not only detached, but is missing.  The spine appears to be splitting.  The text block is intact, except for where the spine is starting to split.  This book is full of interesting letters.

I have shown these two books at events.  My original 1707 “Paradise Lost, A Poem, In Twelve Books”, by John Milton has no front or back cover and the leather is off the spine.  Otherwise it is still holding together pretty well.  My 1773 “Paradise Regained” has been rebound and is in really good shape, except it was rebound in modern style. 

Paradise Lost & Regained


Gulliver’s Travels & Letters


This is an eight-volume set of the writings of Voltaire translated into English with some commentary by T. Smollet and others. (I do not have volume 9, the last book of the series.) Each book contains engravings in front, lovely marbled endpapers and a pretty leather binding with gold embossing.  This set is in very nice condition for their age, with tight bindings, covers in tact, and limited water spotting and light foxing in some of the volumes. They are handsome, readable, and feel very luxurious in the hand.

8 Vol. set


For Sale:  The Spectator Volume 7, 1776

The Spectator was a daily publication founded by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele in England, lasting from 1711 to 1712. Each "paper", or "number", was approximately 2,500 words long, and the original run consisted of 555 numbers, beginning on 1 March 1711.[1]These were collected into seven volumes. The paper was revived without the involvement of Steele in 1714, appearing thrice weekly for six months, and these papers when collected formed the eighth volume. Eustace Budgell, a cousin of Addison's, also contributed to the publication.

The Spectator Volume 7, 1776