The Property of a Spanish Collector
CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de (1547-1616). O engenhoso fidalgo Dom Quixote de la Mancha. Lisbon: Typografia Rollandiana, 1794. Small 8° (142 x 91mm). Engraved portrait by Debrie. (Browning and spotting, occasional stains.) Contemporary marbled calf, flat spines with gilt divisions and red morocco title label (spines chipped, some joints split, heavy stain to blanks in vol. II, tear in blanks in vol. IV).
FIRST EDITION IN PORTUGUESE. Although Suñé states that the price of 'quatrocentos reis' was printed on the title verso, this is not the case with this copy. The edition certainly shows signs of being hastily produced. The portrait was a bad copy of that by Joseph del Castillo in the 1780 edition by the Academia Española; the anonymous translator included no preface and omitted the preliminary verses, dedications and prologues to the two parts. Palau 53285; Suñé 910.