El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.

Cervantes Saavedra (Miguel de)

El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.

Description: woodcut initials and ornaments, paper-flaw at lower outer corner of L2 (no loss to text), a bit of ink staining on R4r, occasional light browning, a few mild damp-stains in the margins, ?wax stain on front fly-leaf affecting the title-page slightly, pp. [xxiv], 592, [8], 8vo, contemporary calf, double gilt fillets on sides, arms (unidentified: Franco-Belgian?) blocked in gilt to both covers, that on the upper cover with a little loss of gilt, that on the lower good and bright, flat spine with a border of double gilt fillets, headcaps defective, cracking to joints, rear endpapers sometime renewed (not, apparently, very recently) preserved in a fine red morocco backed folding box by Trevor Lloyd

Publication Details: Brussels: Roger Velpius, 1607

Notes: Rare, especially in commerce. A complete copy in a fine contemporary binding of the first Brussels (first extra-Iberian) edition of the novel "which is to Spanish literature what Shakespeare is to English" (Bloom). Ruiz notes that this edition was the most finely printed of the early versions to date. Don Quixote won immediate fame when first printed in 1605 for its "variety, liveliness, and gibes at the famous. "Its subdued pathos and universal humanity have assured it a place as "one of those universal works which are read by all ages at all times" (PMM). It quickly went through numerous edi...more

Bibliography: (CCPB000042471-4; Palau 51981; Ruiz 7; USTC 5039050; cf. PMM 111)

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Price: £90,000

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1607

Stock Number: 64375

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