5 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 22,500
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de. El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha, Compuesto por Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Brussels: Roger Velpius and Huberto Antonio, 1611.
8o (164 x 102 mm). Engraved initials and head-pieces. (Title-page and A2 with small tear in the gutter, some browning and a few pale stains.) 19th-century sheep, gilt (worn at the extremities). Provenance: Alberini (near contemporary signature on title-page and annotations on page one); Hispanic Society of America (bookplates).
Second Velpius edition first published in Brussels in 1607.
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