Description In the mid-19th century, just as today, illustrated books were a popular gift for adults and children. Producing a handsomely bound and illustrated work of classic literature could be a profitable enterprise. This French edition of Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels" (1726) has illustrations by Paul Gavarni. J. J. Grandville, a contemporary of Gavarni's, also produced plates for a highly successful edition in 1838.
Voyages de Gulliver par Swift, traduction de L'Abbé-Desfontaine Revue, corrigée et précedée d'une introduction par M. Jules Janin. Illustrations de Gavarni
- Great Illustrations: Drawings and Books from the Walters' Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2010.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection?, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest?.
Inscriptions [Inscription] Plates printed: Imp. F. Chardon, ainé, Paris
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters?
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