Gulliver’s Travels in Lilliput and Brobdingnag. by BOSSCHÈRE, Jean de,…

Gulliver’s Travels in Lilliput and Brobdingnag. by BOSSCHÈRE, Jean de, illustrator. Jonathan SWIFT.
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  • Another image of Gulliver’s Travels in Lilliput and Brobdingnag. by BOSSCHÈRE, Jean de, illustrator. Jonathan SWIFT.
  • Another image of Gulliver’s Travels in Lilliput and Brobdingnag. by BOSSCHÈRE, Jean de, illustrator. Jonathan SWIFT.

~ Gulliver’s Travels in Lilliput and Brobdingnag. [London]. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, London: William Heinemann, [ 1921].

4to (267 × 196 mm), pp. vi, 135, [1], black and white illustrations, this copy extra-illustrated with the 41 preliminary pencil drawings by Bosschère mounted and interleaved. Original cloth. Slightly faded. Later child’s inscription to endpaper. An inscription to the half title reads: ‘This copy of “Gulliver’s Travels” containing Mr Jean de Bosschère’s original pencil-drawings for the illustrations, has been specially made for Mrs Leon M. Lion. Jan. 1921’. [Lion Leon Marks was a prolific early film actor and later theatrical manager].

First edition, unique copy extra-illustrated with the 41 preliminary pencil drawings by Bosschère. An inscription to the half title reads: ‘This copy of “Gulliver’s Travels” containing Mr Jean de Bosschère’s original pencil-drawings for the illustrations, has been specially made for Mrs Leon M. Lion. Jan. 1921’. Leon Marks Lion was a prolific early film actor and later theatrical manager.

Belgian-born in 1878, de Bosschère’s early illustrations were very much in the symbolist/occult style of Beardsley. After fleeing to London on the eve of war, de Bosschère was to become one of the important illustrators of the early century, and became associated with Huxley, Lawrence, Pound and Eliot, among other literary figures.

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