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Bruce ROGERS (designer). - Jonathan SWIFT.

A Voyage to Lilliput… [and]; A Voyage to Brobdingnag by Dr. Lemuel Gulliver.

Published: Limited Editions Club, New York, 1950

Edition: limited editions

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A Voyage to Lilliput… [and]; A Voyage to Brobdingnag by Dr. Lemuel Gulliver. New York: Limited Editions Club [colophons: printed by the Aldus Printers, under the supervision of Bruce Rogers], 1950. 2 volumes, large folio (18 ½ x 13 ¼ inches; 470 x 337mm) and 16mo (3 ½ x 2 3/8 inches; 89 x 61mm). Titles and text printed in red and black, 2 maps. Publisher’s red cloth-backed pictorial boards, original glassine wrapper to 16mo volume, the two volumes contained in a single slipcase (as issued).Condition: contents excellent, very slight fading to spines, otherwise bindings excellent, slipcase slightly scuffed, and with small splits (see images). Provenance: Laura Lowy

A charming conceit: Gulliver’s voyage to Lilliput is presented in a suitable miniature volume; the land of the giants is described in a large folio volume. The genius of the designer is to make the two (apparently) very disparate ‘works’ feel like a ‘set’. Each volume numbered 1103, each from an edition limited to 1500 copies. Both initialed by Bruce Rogers, the designer, and arguably the greatest American typographer of the 20th century.

  • Binding Condition: slight fading
  • Overall Condition: excellent
  • Size: various
  • Sold By: Shadowrock Rare Books
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