Lot 92 of 168:
Illustrated edition of Don Quixote 1687  

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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

Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de


Printed by Tho. Hodgkin, and are to be sold by John Newton



[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) 29.5x17.5 cm. (11¾x7"), late 19th century gilt-ruled calf, spine tooled & lettered in gilt, gilt inner dentelles; bound by J. Larkin. First Illustrated Edition in English.

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

Lot Amendments

A little shelf wear to covers; frontispiece and title page inlaid in paper frames with no loss of text, two of the plates with fore-edge remargined; minor, mostly marginal foxing and soiling within; very good, an attractive copy.

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