London: Macmillan and Co., 1894. First Edition Thus. Attractive edition of Swift's satirical masterpiece, the first to be illustrated by English painter and line-artist Charles Edmund Brock (1870-1938). Part of the wildly popular Cranford Series, published by Macmillan from 1876 (Old Christmas) to 1907 (Silas Marner). Scarce in dustjacket. Not in Teerink; cf.PMM 185; Barron, Fantasy Literature: A Reader's Guide, 1-81. Item #4496
Crown octavo (18.5cm); hunter green cloth, with titling and decorative elements stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; dark green endpapers; all edges gilt; publisher's original illustrated dustjacket; xxxii,382 + pp publisher's ads. Unsigned publisher's binding by Charles E. Brock, who supplies a frontispiece and 99 illustrations throughout the text, including full-page illustrations, maps, vignettes, head and tailpieces. Spine ends gently nudged, faint crazing to rear board, with some light, scattered foxing to margins and text edges; hinges sound; Very Good+. In the original dustjacket illustrated by Brock, with 11 titles in the Cranford Series printed on rear panel, beginning with Cranford, by Mrs. Gaskell, and ending with Bracebridge Hall, by Washington Irving; gently spine-sunned, lightly edgeworn, with some scattered foxing, shallow loss to spine ends and corner tips (none affecting lettering); faint tide-mark along flap folds, short splits along upper joints, with several tiny tears, and three small tape reinforcements on verso; an unrestored, Very Good or better example.