Paris: Chez la veuve Cclouzier, et François le Breton, 1730.
First edition. [xxii], 230; [iv], 227pp. 1 vols. 8vo. An unauthorized sequel. Contemporary french calf, gilt spine. A handsome copy Winter 144c. Teerink 1238. Item #308473
This French 'sequel' to Gulliver's Travels purports to be a translation from English by the Abbé Desfontaines, who was the original translator of Swift's Travels. Le Nouveau Gulliver is in fact an original work by Desfontaines in which Jean, son of Gulliver, travels to four lands not visited by Gulliver, including the Island of Babilary, where women are superior to men. This work was later translated into English and included in the late 18th-century anthology of travel writing, Voyages Imaginaires in 1787.
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