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Lot 84: Cervantes de Saavedra (Miguel) The Life and Exploits of the ingenious gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha, 1742.

Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper: Day One

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15 November 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: Cervantes de Saavedra (Miguel) The Life and Exploits of the ingenious gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha, translated by Charles Jarvis, first edition of the Jarvis translation, engraved frontispiece and 68 plates (including a portrait of the author by George Virtue) most by Gerard van der Gucht after John Vanderbank,includes 'A Supplement to the Translator's Preface' by William Warburton and 'Advertisement concerning the Prints' by John Oldfield, occasional foxing, some spotting and small areas of staining, contemporary calf, rebacked in modern lighter calf in compartments, corners worn, rubbed, [Palau 52479], 4to, for J. and R. Tonson, and R. Dodsley, 1742. ⁂ 'bella y sumptuosa edicion' (Palau). A richly illustrated edition, which 'is generally acknowledged as being close in spirit to the original.' (ODNB).

Notes: Category: Literature, Manuscripts and History

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