• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 168

    ASHENDENE PRESS -- CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de (1547-1616). The History of the Valorous and Wittie Knight-Errant Don Quixote of the Mancha. Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1927-1928. 2 vols., 2° (430 x 308mm). Engraved foliated initials and borders by W.M. Quick and George H. Ford after Louise Powell, headings, shoulder notes and small portions of text printed in red. Contemporary white pigskin by W.H. Smith, gilt title on spine, uncut (extremities lightly rubbed).

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    ASHENDENE PRESS -- CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de (1547-1616). The History of the Valorous and Wittie Knight-Errant Don Quixote of the Mancha. Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1927-1928. 2 vols., 2° (430 x 308mm). Engraved foliated initials and borders by W.M. Quick and George H. Ford after Louise Powell, headings, shoulder notes and small portions of text printed in red. Contemporary white pigskin by W.H. Smith, gilt title on spine, uncut (extremities lightly rubbed).

    LIMITED TO 225 COPIES on Batchelor handmade paper. Printing commenced in November 1925 and finished in May 1927. The two volumes were the first to be printed in Ptolemy type. Ashendene Press, pp. 86-88. (2)


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