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Don Quixote 1901 Edition Vol1-4
A unique 4-Vol set published by Dodd Mead in 1901. This set is translated with introduction and notes by John Ormsby. A small set, Flexible thin hardboards, brown cloth, gilt page tops, gilt spine letters which are rubbed but legible, clean white endpapers, no markings, very solidly bound. Each volume has a frontispiece illustration but no further illustrations.Rare set - I can't find another one or one like it. This translation by John Ormsby is an early one as his initial translated version was published in 1885. From the internet: "British translator John Ormsby (1829-1895) was most famous for his 1885 translation of Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote de la Mancha, perhaps the most thorough and accurate English translation of the novel up to that time. His translation went through more editions than any other nineteenth-century version of the novel and was the first English version of the book to appear complete on the Internet. In his introduction, Ormsby scrutinized every previous major English version of Don Quixote and offered a controversial analysis of the work, critiquing Cervantes's writing style and refuting the commonly held view that Don Quixote is an innately noble character. See the condition in the pictures.
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