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CERVANTES SAAVEDRA (Miguel de). The Life and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha. Translated from the Original Spanish of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, by Charles Jarvis, Esq. Now Carefully Revised and Corrected; with a New Translation of the Spanish Poetry. To which is Prefixed a Copious and New Life of Cervantes... Embellished with Engravings, and a Map of Part of Spain.1810

London: Printed for William Miller, 4 vols., cxlv, [1], 371, [1]; ix, [1], 412; xvi, 391, [1]; xii, 440, [8, publisher's adverts]pp., engraved portrait, 1 folding map, 19 engraved plates, some light spotting, cont. full calf, both boards with a wide elaborate border of interlacing strapwork, the spine in six compartments with raised bands, the bands highlighted with gilt tooling, lettered in the second compartment, the others with an elaborate Maltese cross in gilt with background decorated in blind, marbled endpapers with matching marbled edges, turn-ins decorated with a single floral roll, one joint with minor cracking otherwise a superb set. Provenance: Noseley Hall Library [nr. Billesden, Leicestershire], Sotheby's, Lot 280, September 28th 1998 (with buyer's invoice and lot number loosely inserted).

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