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Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de
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
Printed by Tho. Hodgkin, and are to be sold by John Newton, London, 1687. First Illustrated Edition in English. Folio. 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. 19th century full calf, spine tooled & lettered in gilt, gilt inner dentelles; bound by J. Larkin. Plain endpapers. A very good copy. Light subbing to the calf, frontispiece and title page expertly and nearly invisibly inlaid in paper frames with no loss of text, two of the plates with fore-edge remargined; minor, mostly marginal, foxing and soiling within. Overall a very attractive copy in a lvoely example of the binmder's art. Laid in are two 19th century manuscript notes from the Rev. Samuel Martin Mayhew of St. Paul's Vicarage to a Mr. Hopkins discussing the volume and translation. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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