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"Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World", Contains complete all four parts, by Jonathan Swift (Lemuel Gulliver), First a Surgeon & later then a Captain of Several Ships with INTRODUCTION by W.D. Howells and 32 full page illustrations and over one hundred decorations by Louis Rhead, published by Books Inc. by arrangement with Harper & Brothers, New York, undated; copyright 1913 by Harper and 1941 by Bertrand Rhead.

Louis John RHEAD, American illustrator (1857-1926).Louis Rhead was born in England, educated at the South Kensington Art School and in Paris before immigrating to New York in 1883 where he spent most of his career.There he was a member of the Architectural League, and the New York Watercolor Society.
He was a versatile painter, etcher, ceramic designer and book illustrator. He became famous for his poster work published in the mid-1890's for magazines such as Century, 'Scribner's' and 'The Bookman'. He also drew numerous posters for the 'New York Sun' and 'Morning Journal' newspapers.

Rhead was the brother of George Wooliscroft Rhead and Frederick Rhead. In 1898, the three brothers collaborated on an edition of Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress". After 1900, Louis Rhead worked primarily as a book illustrator. Among the many books he illustrated are "Swiss Family Robinson", "Gulliver's Travels", "Treasure Island" and "Heidi".

US: Priority (c 2-4 days) -------- $8.50
Canada: 1st Class (c. 2-6 weeks) - $18.50
World: 1st Class (c.2-8 weeks) --- $27.50


Hard boards, velum-like covering of the boards; (a little soiling and wear); 5.3/4" x 8.3/4"; color frontispiece [one small hole], 351 pages with 32 full-page illustrations and many text illustrations and decorations (over 100), one page corner fold, paper aging [slightly brownish], very good binding and condition. [l5hc]

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Swift, Gulliver's Travels, Louis Rhead 100 ILL. 1941

Estimate $80 - $120Jan 12, 2020
Starting Price $30
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