New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1909. Item #03179
A Very Fine Copy of the Signed Limited Rackham Gulliver
In the Original Printed Box
[RACKHAM, Arthur], illustrator]. SWIFT, Jonathan. Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: J.M. Dent & Co. [and] New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1909.
Large Paper Edition, American issue. Limited to [a total of] 750 numbered copies, signed by Arthur Rackham, this being copy no. 615 of the American issue.
Large quarto (11 3/16 x 8 1/4 inches; 285 x 211 mm.). , xv, [1, blank], 291, [1 blank] pp. xxii, 121,  pp. Thirteen mounted and captioned color plates. Two full-page black and white illustrations and seven chapter headings and tail-pieces.
Publisher's cream buckram decoratively stamped in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed, decorative endpapers. Original rose colored silk ties. A very fine copy in the original printed cardboard box.
This is the first time that we have seen the original printed box. The American edition is identical to the UK edition. There was only one printing with the first 600 copies being for the UK market and numbers 601-750 for the American market. The only difference between the UK and the US editions being the publishers name at the foot of the spine.
Second and best edition, being a reprint of the 1900 edition, with added illustrations in color and larger pages (the 1900 edition contained a color frontispiece and eleven full-page black and white illustrations). This deluxe edition contains an additional color plate not included in the trade edition, "The Lilliputian Tailors Measure Gulliver for a New Suit of Clothes," facing p. 48.
Latimore and Haskell, pp. 32-33, Riall, p. 91.