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Author Name:    Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de [Charles Jarvis, translator)

Title:   The Life and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha . . . To Which is Prefixed a Life of the Author [Volume I]

Binding:   Full-Leather

Book Condition:   Good

Edition:   First Thus

Size:   8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Publisher:   London, England S. A. and H. Oddy, Oxford-Street [Printed by W. Lewis, Paternoster-Row] 1809

Seller ID:   006823

Original full tree calf boards, gilt-stamped decorated and ruled borders, gilt dentelled edges, decorated endpapers. Volume I only, of 2. Both boards detached but present, lacking back strip. Leather is rubbed along edges and joints, exposed at corners but quite restorable. [4 blanks] + xxiv + 570 pp. [lacking final leaf, pp. 571/572], illus. w/ engraved frontis. portrait of author, engraved title pg., 5 additional engraved plates [may lack one plate]. Notably, this copy includes the engraved foldout map bound in between introductory material (p. xxiv) and the first page of text (p. 1), hand-colored in pale yellow, green, and red, quite nicely preserved, showing only (2) 1/4" closed tears along fore-edge fold lines and (2) approx. 1/2" closed tears at binding tab. Interior is clean, and plates are fully intact. Scarce with map. This volume has not been rebacked or restored in any way so as to preserve it as found, with all faults, assuming that a new owner will want to reback or consider rebinding according to his or her own specifications.


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