Engravings by Rex Whistler for Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's travels : printed from the original plates


Title

Engravings by Rex Whistler for Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's travels : printed from the original plates

Date

Description

"The Cresset Press edition of Gulliver's Travels illustrated by Rex Whistler, was published in 1930 and limited to 195 copies on handmade paper and 10 copies on vellum. This edition of the illustrations has been printed from the original plates by Harrison and Sons for H. M. Fletcher, 1970. It is limited to 100 sets on handmade paper of which 74 sets are for sale and one set on vellum. This is copy No 16."

Reginald John "Rex" Whistler (24 June 1905 – 18 July 1944) was a British artist, designer and illustrator. His work covered many areas of art and design – from theatre to book illustration, mural and trompe-l'oeil painting.

Language

English

Extent

1 portfolio with 30 sheets : chiefly illustrated (some colour) ; 37 cm.

Rights

Out of copyright

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rb-jswift-009.pdf

Citation

Whistler, Rex, 1905 - 1944 , “Engravings by Rex Whistler for Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's travels : printed from the original plates,” Monash Collections Online, accessed November 25, 2017, http://repository.monash.edu/items/show/39506

Item Relations

Item: He writes a faithful history of his travels for XVI years & above VII months Is Part Of This Item
Item: He sees approaching a curious Vehicle drawn by four Yahoos Is Part Of This Item
Item: A herd of about forty Yahoos come flocking about him howling & making odious faces Is Part Of This Item
Item: The country of the Houyhnhnms. Discovered by Capt. Lemuel Gulliver 1711 Is Part Of This Item
Item: Alexander the Great at the head of his Army, immediately appears in a large field under the Window. Is Part Of This Item
Item: The Lord Munodi takes him in his chariot to see the town of Lagado Is Part Of This Item
Item: A diagram showing the methods by which the Islands of Laputa is conveyed to different parts of the Dominion of Balnibarbi Is Part Of This Item
Item: In the lowest gallery he beholds some people fishing with long angling rods and others looking on Is Part Of This Item
Item: The Kingdoms of Laputa, Balnibarbi, Glubbdubdrib, Luggnagg and Japan. Visited A.D. 1707-1709 by Captain Lemuel Gulliver Is Part Of This Item
Item: A dozen apples each as large as a bristol barrel come tumbling about his ears Is Part Of This Item
Item: He screams as loud as fear can make him, where-upon the huge Creature at last espies him Is Part Of This Item
Item: The King commands him to bring one of his chairs out of the Box and sit down upon the top of the cabinet. Is Part Of This Item
Item: The Kingdom of Brobdingnag. Discovered by Mr Lemuel Gulliver A.D. 1703 Is Part Of This Item
Item: He cuts with his knife the cables that fasten the anchors receiving above two hundred shots in his face & hands Is Part Of This Item
Item: His Majesty presents him with fifty purses of two hundred Sprugs a-piece together with his picture at full length Is Part Of This Item
Item: He accepts an advantageous offer from Capt. William Pritchard, Master of the Antelope Is Part Of This Item
Item: The Kingdoms of Lilliput and Blefuscu. Discovered by Mr Lemuel Gulliver A.D 1699 Is Part Of This Item