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The History of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote Of La Mancha.
William Paterson 1879 - xi, (1), xlii, 445, (1); viii, (4), 484; x, (2), 512; ix, (3), 508p. First thus. Bound in half morocco. Complete in four volumes. This is the first edition of the Adolphe Lalauze illustrated edition of Don Quixote. Biography of Cervantes to the front of volume one. Thomas Lloyd of Beechmount (1771-1829) bookplate to the front pastedown. He was MP of Co. Limerick between 1826-1829. 47 plates including frontispieces, plus title page vignettes. Collated complete. Peter Anthony Motteux (1663¿1718) was a journalist and translator. "Motteux's greatest literary successes, in his own time and later, were his translations of the works of 'Rabelais' and of Cervantes' 'Don Quixote'. More paraphrastic than some of its later rivals, and more elegantly decorous, and less accurate, than Motteux's Rabelais, the version of Don Quixote was nevertheless widely admired throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries for its descriptive lucidity and playful wit". - ODNB Adolphe Lalauze (1838-1906) was a prolific French etcher and engraver. Condition: Very good. Some bumping to the corners and shelfwear. Spines sunned. Small pencil inscription to the verso of the title page of each volume, front free endpaper of volume two, and reverse of each of the plates. Offsetting from the plates. Scattered foxing on and around the plates. Occasional spot. Slight musty smell. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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