Lot 29 of 721:
Illustrated edition of Don Quixote 1687  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$4,800
Estimate:
$8,000 - $12,000

Title:
The History of the Most Renowned Don Quixote of Mancha: And his Trusty Squire Sancho Pancha. Now Made English according to the Humour of our Modern Language. And Adorned with several Copper Plates
Author:
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de
Place:
London
Publisher:
Printed by Tho. Hodgkin, and are to be sold by John Newton
Date:
1687
Description:

[18], 616 [i.e. 612], [3] pp. A7 (3rd and 6th l. signed: A2), c2, B-R4, S3, T-2O4, 2P3, 2Q-4I4, 4K2. Translated by John Phillips. With copper-engraved frontispiece & 8 copper-engraved plates, each bearing two images. (folio) 31x18.5 cm. (12¼x7½"), period calf, rebacked with leather, old morocco spine label. First Illustrated Edition in English.

First illustrated edition available in the English language of one of the high spots of world literature. Wing C1774A.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Binding somewhat rubbed, but firm; occasional fairly light dampstaining, mostly to the margins, some marginal worming to earlier and later leaves, neat repairs to margins of the frontispiece, one or two extending into image; bookplate; overall very good.
 
Item number:
287508a
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