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Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships.

Engraved by John Sturt (English, 1658–1730), Engraved by Robert Sheppard (English, active 1726–1740), Author Jonathan Swift (English, 1667–1745), Publisher Benjamin Motte (English, died in 1738)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet V, 603; Herman Teerink, Bibliography of the Writings of Jonathan Swift (Philadelphia: 1963), nos. 289-91


Overall (each vol.): 19.2 x 12.6 x 2.5 cm (7 9/16 x 4 15/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with seven engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: Benjamin Motte, 1726) Octavo, four parts in two volumes; [v. 1] 167 leaves, plus 3 plates; [v. 2] 184 ll., plus 4 pls.; modern gilt-stamped red morocco (Leighton).

Frontispiece portrait of “Gulliver”; maps; symbols.

London: Benjamin Motte, 1726


Caroline Parker [signature on fol. A2r]; Henry Francis Redhead Yorke [bookplate]; Horatio Greenough Curtis (1844-1922); his widow, by whom bequeathed to MFA, 1927.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis in memory of her husband Horatio Greenough Curtis