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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
HISTORY & ADVENTURES OF DON QUIXOTE 1782 CERVANTES 5th Smollett Ed. In 4 Vols Tobias Smollett's English Translation With 28 Plates
London, UK: W. Strahan, J.F. & C. Rivington, T. Longman, et al, 1782. Very good condition. [CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, MIGUEL DE]. The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote. Translated from the Spanish. To which is Prefixed, Some Account of the Author's Life. By T. Smollett. Illustrated with Twenty-Eight new Copper-Plates, Designed by Hayman, and Elegantly Engraved. London: Printed for W. Strahan, J. F. and C. Rivington, T. Longman, T. Caslon, B. Law, T. Lowndes, W. Nicoll, Richardson and Urquhart, G. Robinson, T. Cadell, R. Baldwin, W. Goldsmith, L. Knox, J. Murray, E. Newbery, J. Debret and J. Fox, 1782. Hardcover. Fifth 'Smollett' Edition. In four volumes. Leather-bound. Small octavo (180 x 110mm), pp. [xl], 293; (2), 314; [xi], (1), 331; (2), 322 + twenty-eight engraved plates. Signatures: * A2 a12 b8 B-N12 O3; * B-O12 P; * a6 B-O12 P10; * B-O12 P5. Contemporary full calf; smooth spines; gilt rules and titles; twin lettering-pieces in red and black morocco; initial and terminal blanks present; dedication and twenty-nine page account of the life of the author in volume I; capital initials; twenty-eight engraved plates throughout the set (including frontispiece to volume one) by Grignion, Ravenet, Scotin et al after designs by Francis Hayman. Condition: VERY GOOD. Collated complete. Bindings tight and secure with hinges strong. Minor wear to covers. Head of spine to volume IV a little rubbed. Textblock remarkably fresh and clean with some faint age browning mostly to endpapers. Without inking or ex-libris plates. Corner fold to one blank leaf. An original unrestored … [Click Below for Full Description]
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