Auction Date: 18/10/2016 at 10:30 am
Early-18th Century Gulliver’s Travels Large Printed Poster/Handbill Circa 1726 - 32 being an advert for Prints of characters featured in Gulliver’s Travels printed by John Bowles (1701 – 1779) a noted map and printer, in verse and doggerel. Surrounding the verse is a number of allegorical figures on the theme of Gulliver’s Travels. (Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift was one of the first popular children’s books and an instant best seller going through four print runs with several publishers within its first year and often in print ever since. We see first editions of this book offered for sale between ?25,000 to ?40,000. But have never seen this advertising handbill). Large size of 29 x 26cm approx.