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The History of Don Quixote of La Mancha by  Preceded by a short notice of the life and works of Motteux by Henri Van Laun  Edited with Notes and a Memoir by John G. Lockhart - First Thus - 1885 - from GatesPastBooks (SKU: 931566)

The History of Don Quixote of La Mancha

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The History of Don Quixote of La Mancha

by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra, Peter Anthony Motteux (Trans.), Edited with Notes and a Memoir by John G. Lockhart, Preceded by a short notice of the life and works of Motteux by Henri Van Laun

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London: John C. Nimmo, 1885. Finely Bound, Four-Volume Set in Contemporary Three-Quarter Morocco, Hand Marbled Boards. Elaborate Gilt Tooled Designed Six Compartment Spines, with Five Gilt Ruled Raised Bands. Leather shows some extremity wear, joint rubbing but No splitting, or cracking with all hinges Fine. Sewn binding extremely tight without issue. Top edge gilt (t.e.g.), others uncut, a touch of age to fore. Hand Marbled endpapers mirroring boards. Internally Fine. Clean, bright and Unmarked.. First Thus. Three-Quarter Leather/Marbled Boards/Sewn. Very Good+. Illus. by R. [Ricardo] de los Rios, 16 Original Full Page Etchings with Tissue Guards.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Heavy, Oversized Safely, and Securely Packed.

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Bookseller Inventory #
931566
Title
The History of Don Quixote of La Mancha
Author
Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra, Peter Anthony Motteux (Trans.), Edited with Notes and a Memoir by John G. Lockhart, Preceded by a short notice of the life and works of Motteux by Henri Van Laun
Illustrator
R. [Ricardo] de los Rios, 16 Original Full Page Etchings with Tissue Guards.
Format/binding
Half-Leather, Marbled Boards
Book condition
Used - Very Good+
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Thus
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
John C. Nimmo
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1885
Keywords
Don Quijote, Spanish, Novel, Fiction, Literary, Classic, Adventure, Romance, Comedy, Realism, King, Queen, Knight, Chivalry, Alonso Quixano, Sancho Panza, Aldonza Lorenzo, Dulcinea del Toboso, Rocinante, Fine Binding
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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