The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins. Robert Paltock.
The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins
The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins

The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins.

London, Toronto & New York: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd & E.P. Dutton & Co. Ltd, 1928. 4to. First edition of this illustrated edition. First printed in 1751. Original blue cloth, gilt. Illustrated by Edward Bawden. Jacket and 43 illustrations in the text. D/w chipped at head and tail of spine with tiny loss at corner tips and one short closed tear to the top edge of the lower panel. Fine in very good + dust-wrapper. Item #2639

Bawden's first major commission to illustrate a book. The tale is a cross between Robinson Crusoe and Gulliver's Travels with a country of flying people. Admired by some English Romantics, it has rather fallen off the map.

Price: £300.00

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