c1870 The History of Don Quixote
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Illustrated, Leather Binding
Edited by J. W. Clark, with a biographical introduction by T. Teignmouth Shore.
Illustrated by French printmaker, illustrator and artist Gustave Dore, best known for his prolific output of wood-engravings, including the Bible, Milton's 'Paradise Lost', and Poe's 'The Raven'.
Illustrated with one hundred and eighteen plates, and numerous large vignette illustrations. Collated, complete.
Undated; dated c1870 via Jisc.
Originally published in Spanish in the early seventeenth century, and one of the most translated literary works of all time, this is an impressively illustrated edition of a work often labelled the first modern novel.
In a half morocco binding, with cloth covered boards. Rubbing to back strip head and tail and board perimeters, resulting in minor losses to the leather. Fading to cloth of boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages age toned due to paper type, with the odd handling mark and spot, and a small number of leaves towards centre of text block more significantly age toned and discoloured to perimeters. Significant handling marks to title page.
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