Captain Lemuel Gulliver of Redriff. Aetat. Suae. LVIII.Compositum jus, fasque animi, sanctosque recessus Mentis, e incoctum generoso pectus honesto.
[London: Printed for Benj. Motte, at the Middle Temple-Gate in Fleet-street. M, DCC, XXVI.]
Engraving, frontis. 145 x 95mm. 5¾ x 3¾". Trimmed; glued to backing sheet at top
Frontispiece opposite title page of 'Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships. Vol. I." (known most commonly known as 'Gulliver's Travels'), the novel by the Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift. Gulliver hailed from Rotherhithe (then Redriff) in London, then an area dominated by the docks through which much of Britain's international trade passed.
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