Voyages de Gulliver [and] Le nouveau Gulliver ou Voyage du Jean Gulliver fils du Capitaine Gulliver. SWIFT, Pierre François Guyot DESFONTAINES.
Voyages de Gulliver [and] Le nouveau Gulliver ou Voyage du Jean Gulliver fils du Capitaine Gulliver.
Voyages de Gulliver [and] Le nouveau Gulliver ou Voyage du Jean Gulliver fils du Capitaine Gulliver.

Voyages de Gulliver [and] Le nouveau Gulliver…
Voyages de Gulliver [and] Le nouveau Gulliver ou Voyage du Jean Gulliver fils du Capitaine Gulliver.

Paris: Lebigre Freres, 1832-1833.

Six volumes in three, duodecimo, with six frontispiece plates; in contemporary French marbled calf.

with the hunch-backed Crump-backs

A charming French edition of Swift's Gulliver's Travels with the "sequel" concocted by the first French translator of the work Abbé Desfontaines. The impressive success of Desfontaines' heavily bowdlerised 1727 translation of Swift's famous novel no doubt provided the impetus to the unofficial sequel, first appearing in 1730.

A charming French edition of Swift's Gulliver's Travels with the "sequel" concocted by the first French translator of the work Abbé Desfontaines. The impressive success of Desfontaines' heavily bowdlerised 1727 translation of Swift's famous novel no doubt provided the impetus to the unofficial sequel, first appearing in 1730.

Here, Gulliver's son Jean travels to four lands. He is at his most spirited describing the Island of Babilary in which women are superior, but the other lands have some of the inventiveness, if not the venom, of Swift: the hunch-backed Crump-backs who regard their own form as the ideal, or the Letalispons, who 'live to be 120 yet always look attractive because they begin a second innings at 60' (Dunmore). The work quickly went through many editions, including translation into English as early as 1731.

Teerink 414 & 1238 (Le nouveau Gulliver)

Price (AUD): $975.00  other currencies Ref: #3103123

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