• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 185

    CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de (1547-1616). The History of ... Don Quixote of the Mancha. London: Richard Hodgkinsonne for Andrew Crooke, 1652. 4° (280 x 185mm). Extra-illustrated with 9 folding engraved plates after Coypel by Mynde and others (clipped title inscription with small loss to two letters, occasional light dampstain and soiling in margins, tears and repairs to folding plates). 18th-century sprinkled calf (worn). Provenance: a noble library (crest of a lion bearing a standard the whole surmounted by an ?Earl's crown).

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    CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de (1547-1616). The History of ... Don Quixote of the Mancha. London: Richard Hodgkinsonne for Andrew Crooke, 1652. 4° (280 x 185mm). Extra-illustrated with 9 folding engraved plates after Coypel by Mynde and others (clipped title inscription with small loss to two letters, occasional light dampstain and soiling in margins, tears and repairs to folding plates). 18th-century sprinkled calf (worn). Provenance: a noble library (crest of a lion bearing a standard the whole surmounted by an ?Earl's crown).

    Second edition in English, translated by Thomas Shelton, extra-illustrated with 9 folding plates after Coypel. When first published in 1612, Shelton's translation was the first in any language. ABPC records no copy of that first edition at auction since 1985. Wing C1776; cf. PMM 111.


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