1770 Rare Book set ~ The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote (4 vols).
Author : De Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel. (T. Smollett, translator).
Title : The history and adventures of the renowned Don Quixote. : Translated from the Spanish of Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra. To which is prefixed, some account of the author's life. By T. Smollett, M.D. Illustrated with twenty-eight new copper-plates, designed by Hayman, and elegantly engraved. The fourth edition, corrected. In four volumes.
Publisher : London, UK: W. Strahan, J.F. & C. Rivington, T. Longman, et al,1770. Complete set of 4 volumes.
Language : Text in English
Size : 7 "X 4.5 "
Pages : xl-293, 320, xi-331, 322 pages
Binding : Attractive and very good full calf leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean).
Illustrations : Including 28 beautiful copper-plates designed by (Francis) Hayman. (Complete)
Estimate : (USD 800 - USD 1000)
The book set : Very attractive 18th century Don Quixote book set. Smollett’s is one of the best-known and highly regarded translations of the work and here it is accompanied by a wonderful collection of illustrations by Francis Hayman. The preliminary matter in the first volume contains an interesting biography of Cervantes written by Smollett.
The author : Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (29 September 1547 (assumed) – 22 April 1616) was a Spanish writer who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and one of the world's pre-eminent novelists. His masterpiece Don Quixote has been translated into more languages than any other book except the Bible.
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