Lot 582

CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de (1544-1616). The Life and Exploits of the ingenious gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha, London, 1742, 2 vols., 68 engraved plates only (of 69), contemporary calf (rebacked). FIRST EDITION of this translation. (2)

Estimate: £200 - £300
Hammer price: £600
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CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Migeul de (1544-1616).  The Life and Exploits of the ingenious gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha. Translated from the Original Spanish ... by Charles Jarvis. London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson, 1742. 2 volumes, 4to (286 x 228mm). Engraved frontispiece, portrait of the author by George Virtue after G. Kent, and 66 plates by Gerard Vandergucht after John Vanderbank only (of 67, lacking plate 43 or 44 in the second vol.), headpieces and initials (plate numbered 6 in the first vol. torn without loss, corner torn away from plate numbered [43 or 44] in the second vol. with slight loss including loss of plate number, occasional spotting, staining and browning, plates lightly offset onto text). Contemporary calf (rebacked, rubbed and scuffed). Provenance: unidentified armorial bookplate with motto "Vi et Virtute." FIRST EDITION of this highly-regarded translation. Ashbee 39; Brunet I, 619; Lowndes II, 401: "... an elegant edition ..."; Rio y Rico 449. (2)

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