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THE AMICABLE QUIXOTE OR ENTHUSIASM OF FRIENDSHIP (4 volumes) by Anon - First Edition - 1788 - from Loe Books and Biblio.com

THE AMICABLE QUIXOTE OR ENTHUSIASM OF FRIENDSHIP (4 volumes)

by Anon

Condition: Very Good


London: Printed for J. Walker, 1788. A very good four volume set in contemporary, full tree calf binding with double lettering pieces in red and green. Complete pp. [iii]-vii, [1] 222; [2], 206; [2], 238 & [2], 198. No half-titles which may or may not be wanting, but the pagination for the prelims to vol. I might suggest that one is required? Very good bindings with a little rubbing, a couple of volumes slightly chipped to the head/tail of the spines, corners lightly bruised. Contents clean and tight, manuscript (Greek?) initials to title pages dated 1788 otherwise unmarked, no foxing, paper crisp. A very good set. A Rare Eighteenth Century Novel. We have managed to located just one other copy at auction in the last thirty years and that at Sotheby's sale of July 21, 1993, where it made £1,000 on the hammer, though seemingly not such a nice copy. Referenced by: ESTC T068744. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo.
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