Boston: Printed and sold by S. Hall, 1794. 119,pp. Lacks pp.47-50. Illustrated. 16mo. Original birch boards covered in green patterned paper. Front cover broken and two pieces separated but present. Spine heavily worn with loss at top and bottom. Rear cover detached and broken in two pieces. Minor soiling and foxing to text. Two leaves excised; top corner of final leaf of ads torn away resulting in slight loss to several lines, leaf detached. Fair. Item #1972
A charming, if somewhat battered, copy of one of the first American editions of Swift's popular work, published here with numerous woodcut illustrations. The first American edition of this work seems to have been published in Philadelphia in 1787, with subsequent editions in New York and Philadelphia, as well as the present Boston edition. The first leaf features a full-page woodcut of Captain Gulliver, with several more woodcuts interspersed throughout the text depicting Gulliver's incredible adventures. Sadly, two leaves have been excised from the text; it is nonetheless a charming survivor of a very popular and important work. Fewer than ten copies in OCLC.
Evans 29599. Welch 12835. ESTC W10138. Teerink 329B.