WITH POPE’S PREFATORY VERSES

Travels into several remote Nations of the World. In four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, first a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships … The second Edition [vol. II adds: corrected].

London: Printed for Benj. Motte … 1727.

Four parts in 2 vols., 8vo., pp. [22], [iii]-xii, 148, [6], 164; [8], 155, [9], 199, [1]; with an engraved portrait frontispiece (slightly small, possibly supplied, third state), the four maps and two plans, and the initial advertisement leaf in volume II; some foxing at the extremities but a very good copy in contemporary speckled calf, rebacked; ownership inscriptions of ‘John Malyn of Occolt’ [Occold, Suffolk].

£1750

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US $2351€1985

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‘Second’ edition (in fact the fourth, since the three ‘issues’ of 1726 are separate editions), but the first to include Pope’s prefatory verses. Teerink-Scouten note two states, with either four or five verses (signed a2-7 b4 or a2-7 b4 *2, the pages marked ‘)(’ at the top). Ours contains four (see Teerink 1224 and Norman Ault, New Light on Pope, pp. 231 ff.).

In addition to printing Pope’s verses for the first time, ‘this is the first Motte edition … to contain emendations in the spirit of Ford’s Errata’ (Teerink-Scouten).

Teerink-Scouten 293; Griffith 190.

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