• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 133

    ERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de (1547-1616). Vida y Hechos del Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha. London: J and R. Tonson, 1738. 4 vols., 4° (290 x 230 mm), engraved portrait of Cervantes by George Virtue, 68 numbered engraved plates, most by Gerard Vander Gucht after Vanderbank, two after Hogarth, woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials (light spotting). Contemporary calf, spine gilt (worn, lacking labels). Provenance: Samuel Edward Cook R.N. (bookplate).

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    ERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de (1547-1616). Vida y Hechos del Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha. London: J and R. Tonson, 1738. 4 vols., 4° (290 x 230 mm), engraved portrait of Cervantes by George Virtue, 68 numbered engraved plates, most by Gerard Vander Gucht after Vanderbank, two after Hogarth, woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials (light spotting). Contemporary calf, spine gilt (worn, lacking labels). Provenance: Samuel Edward Cook R.N. (bookplate).

    THE FIRST SPANISH EDITION PUBLISHED IN ENGLAND and 'the first with a great artistic value' (Palau). Lowndes II, 401: 'a splendid and excellent edition'; Palau III, 398. (4)


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