THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA.

'New edition'. First edition to be illustrated by Richard Westall. Four volumes. Handsomely bound by Root & Son, London in early twentieth-century full dark blue morocco. The boards double ruled in gilt and with decorative gilt devices to the corners. The spines with five raised bands, compartments decorated in gilt and with titles in gilt. Gilt dentelles. Top edges gilt. Plain blue endpapers. Additional pictorial steel-engraved title page to each volume. Illustrated with 20 tissue-guarded black and white steel-engravings by Charles Heath after drawings by Richard Westall. EXTRA ILLUSTRATED with a suite of 24 tissue-guarded hand-coloured aquatint plates by John Heaviside Clark from the 1819 Thomas McLean edition of the work, bound in at the appropriate points within the text. A near fine set, the bindings square, firm and bright with just the slightest hint of rubbing to the extremities. The contents with some light scattered foxing to the preliminary pages, a little spotting to the plates and toning to the tissue guards are otherwise clean throughout and remain free from any previous owners inscriptions or stamps. An excellent set.

A choice set of Cervantes' classic work, often labelled as the first modern novel, extra-illustrated with an additional suite of attractive hand-coloured aquatint plates and beautifully bound by Root & Son.

Stock code: 20453

£1,750

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WESTALL, Richard

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