THE NEW GULLIVER OR TRAVELS IN ATHOMIA. Ch Druery.

THE NEW GULLIVER OR TRAVELS IN ATHOMIA. Westminster: The Roxburghe Press, Limited, n.d. [1897]. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-x [xi] xii-xiii [xiv-xvi] [1] 2-160 [161-162: inserted leaf with publisher's colophon on recto], sixteen plates with illustrations by T. P. Collings, original pictorial cream boards, front, spine and rear panels stamped in red and navy blue, all edges untrimmed, black coated endpapers. First edition. There is a variant issue of this book bound in tan cloth with title page printed in green, priority, if any, unknown. Copies occur with and without a colophon leaf tipped in at rear; this copy has the colophon leaf. The narrator, a professor of natural sciences, is shrunk to insect size and encounters pleasure and peril while exploring his garden. "A sugarcoated natural history lesson." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 72. Bleiler (1978), p. 64. Reginald 04521. Paper-covered boards browned, worn and dusty, small chip from upper spine end, text block foxed throughout, plates clean, a sound, good copy. This copy has a presentation inscription by the "artist" on the half title page. (#151925).

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