Engravings by Rex Whistler for Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. Printed from the Original Plates.
[London : Printed by Harrison and Sons for H.M.Fletcher, 1970]. Edition limited to 25 copies with an original copper-plate
Folio, title-page with engraved vignette by Rex Whistler, 3 lls text (versos blank), 25 engraved plates by Rex Whistler, 12 of them coloured by hand (by Len Pooley), on handmade paper watermarked T.H Saunders, together with one of the original copper plates used for printing the Cresset Press edition, contained in the original portfolio of half green morocco, paper boards, spine very slightly faded.
The plate in this copy is for the ‘cul de lampe’at the end of The Voyage to Lilliput; a vignette of the returning Gulliver embracing his wife, set in an elaborate Whistlerian-Rococo frame.
The Cresset Press edition of Gulliver’s Travels illustrated by Rex Whistler was published in 1930 and limited to 195 copies on handmade paper and 10 copies on vellum.
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