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Two Volumes. Large hardbacks, 4to. approx 18 x 12 inches. Quarter bound fine leather bindings, dark green morocco leather to spines and corners, dark green pebbled cloth to boards. Gilt ruled edging to boards, with raised banding, gilt lettering and decorations to spine. In very good condition. Some general wear to covers; some rubbing and bumps to corners and edges, some surface chips to leather and a couple of chipped holes to cloth on boards, cloth on boards faded and darkened. Some fading to spines with some rubbing to raised banding, chip to bottom raised band on v.2. spine, with partial crack to front hinge at bottom. Endpapers clean, bookplate to front corners “W.J.R. Powell.” Bookplates also pasted to rear of frontis plates. Mild foxing to blank prelims and halftitle, vertical crease to halftitle page in vol.1. Some moderate foxing to first few pages in vol.1., with faint water stain to top corner and bottom edge, affects pages gradually less to p25. Some small light foxing spots to pages throughout, 459 & 515pp. With full-page B&W plates and illustrated chapter headers and tailpieces by Gustave Dore. This is the earliest edition of Don Quixote to feature Dore’s illustrations.) This is the first edition of Cervantes’ Don Quixote to be famously illustrated by Gustave Dore. In French Language.
Title: L'Ingenieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de La Manche. Par Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Tranduction Lous Viardot. Avec les Dessins de Gustave Dore. Graves par H. Pisan. Deux Livres. Two Volumes.
Categories: Illustrated Books,
Publisher: Paris, Librarie Hachette & Cie., 1863 (1st Dore Illustrated Edition):
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Seller ID: 84233
Keywords: Illustrated Books DE CERVANTES, M.: L'Ingenieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de La Manche, Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Lous Viardot, Gustave Dore, Hachette & Cie, 1863, first dore illustrated edition,