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The History of the Renowned Don Quixote De la Mancha. Written in Spanish.Translated from the Original by Several Hand: And Publish'd by Peter Motteux. Adorn'd with Sculptures. The Third Edition. In Four Volumes.
Peter Motteux. Printed for Sam Buckley at the Dolphin in Little Britain London 1712 - Third edition, in this translation. In four volumes. 16 folding plates. vi, [x], 323; [8], 327-632; [10], 635- 953; [8], 955-1322pp. Text complete. Bound in contemporary panelled brown calf, gilt, sympathetically rebacked in matching brown speckled calf, raised bands, contrasting labels. Top half inch of title page removed and professionally repaired. Small portion at head of epistle dedicatory first page missing to vol. III, only top part of heading text missing to reverse. Pages occasionally stained but only lightly. A couple of neat 18th and early 19th century ownership inscriptions to vol. I. A remarkably clean and sound set of this scarce early translation with delightful folding illustrations, some of the outer edges of these sl. worn. Please contact us for more information or photographs. There is a mixed set of the first and third editions in the British Museum Catalogue of Printed Books but this set is imperfect as wanting the illustrations. They have a complete set of this edition but no second or complete first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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