In French. Published by Nourse, fake place, London, first edition (1753) In 12, 16.5x9.5 cm wonderful leather binding, strong white paper, with gold titles, red died end papers. pp XXIII,1, 248. Jonathan Swift was famous for his Gulliver's Travels, he was a Tory supporter, against the war on the Continent and against the useless wars of the duke of Marlborough. Franch translation by the Abbé de Velly, mathematician and doctor of the Queen. It is a bitter satyre on the English strategies from the Peace of Utrecht. Querard claimed that it was written by J. Arbuthnot a friend of Swift, Gay and Pope. This book marks the birth of the quintessential British man, John Bull. (France littéraire, IX, 303. Mylne, 53.2). Ex Libris and from the library of Colonel Sir Edwin King Perkins, CBE, VD, (28 February 1855 - 8 January 1937) a British Conservative Party politician and M.P.