GRANDVILLE, J.J. Voyages de Gulliver dans des Contrées Lointaines par Swift. Four parts in one. 448 pp., with a frontispiece of the gigantic Gulliver above an arch, 6 section-titles, and numerous wood-engraved vignettes by Grandville throughout. 8vo, 212 x 125 mm., in the publisher's polychrome binding. Paris: Garnier Freres, 1856
A later issue but preserved in the publisher's polychrome binding and with the interior bright and free from foxing. With 450 original wood-engraved vignettes by Grandville, which comprise some of his best work. "Swift's text, with its pattern of logical development from impossible premises, fitted Grandville's mind better than any other to which he applied himself" (Ray pp. 271-2). Indeed, Beraldi claimed that the Voyages de Gulliver became the definitive visual rendering of Swift for French readers and remains one of Grandville's best works.
Ray, Art of the French Illustrated Book, 192. Beraldi VII, 206. Brunet V, 603. Vicaire VII, 717. Carteret III, 578.
Item nr. 171345