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Bruce ROGERS (designer). - Jonathan SWIFT. A Voyage to Lilliputƒ?? [and]; A Voyage to Brobdingnag by

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Bruce ROGERS (designer). - Jonathan SWIFT. A Voyage to Lilliputƒ?? [and]; A Voyage to Brobdingnag by Dr. Lemuel Gulliver.

LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB, of New York. - Jonathan SWIFT.


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.


New York
1950

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Bruce ROGERS (designer). - Jonathan SWIFT. A Voyage to Lilliputƒ?? [and]; A Voyage to Brobdingnag by Dr. Lemuel Gulliver.

LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB, of New York. - Jonathan SWIFT.


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.


New York
1950

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