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The History of the most Renowned Don Quixote of Mancha: And his Trusty Squire Sancho Pancha

Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel / translated by J. Philips1687 (S. XVII)

Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes

Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes
Alcalá de Henares, Spain

First English illustrated edition of Don Quixote, translation by J. Philips. Illustrated folio size book with seventeen engravings by anonymous artist and engraver; full page frontispiece and sixteen half-page sized, outside of the text, two per page. Bound in brown leather with dark speckled with dry engraving at the base of a rectangular empty frame on the cover. Spine with highlighted ribs in one of the upper quarters of which there is a garnet-coloured patch of leather engraved in gold with "History of Don Quixote" and on the other quarters there are drawings of a stylised flower framed in stitching. Binding restored.

Details

  • Title: The History of the most Renowned Don Quixote of Mancha: And his Trusty Squire Sancho Pancha
  • Creator: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel / translated by J. Philips
  • Date: 1687 (S. XVII)
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Physical Dimensions: h: 34 cm; width: 22 cm; thickness: 5 cm
  • Type: Graphic arts
  • Medium: Paper Ink Bookbinding: Leather

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