Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra - Free at Loyal Books
Ashendene knight-in-armour paper taken as a single work Don-Quixote is the largest of the Ashendene books. It has an interesting alternative to Hewitt's drawn or printed initials, the successful but unrepeatable device of neo-Kelmscott initials, borders and opening words cut on wood from designs by Louise Powell.
The new Ashendene type was imitated and adapted from the Geographia of Ptolemaeus, printed by Leonard Holle at Ulm in In two columns, with red used chiefly for headings and shoulder notes, decorated but not illustrated, this link with the Kelmscott past was an entirely successful venture" Franklin, The Ashendene Press. Seller Inventory More information about this seller Contact this seller 1. Published by Peter Motteux.
The History of Don Quixote, Volume 2, Part 28
About this Item: Peter Motteux. Third edition, in this translation.
In four volumes. Text complete. Bound in contemporary panelled brown calf, gilt, sympathetically rebacked in matching brown speckled calf, raised bands, contrasting labels. Top half inch of title page removed and professionally repaired. Small portion at head of epistle dedicatory first page missing to vol. III, only top part of heading text missing to reverse.
Pages occasionally stained but only lightly. A couple of neat 18th and early 19th century ownership inscriptions to vol. A remarkably clean and sound set of this scarce early translation with delightful folding illustrations, some of the outer edges of these sl. Please contact us for more information or photographs. There is a mixed set of the first and third editions in the British Museum Catalogue of Printed Books but this set is imperfect as wanting the illustrations.
They have a complete set of this edition but no second or complete first edition. More information about this seller Contact this seller 2. Published by Chelsea: at the Ashendene Press, About this Item: Chelsea: at the Ashendene Press, , Original white cloth backed patterned boards, printed paper labels to spines, edges untrimmed. In a contemporary brown cloth slipcase. Lightly rubbed with some wear to the corners, spine labels nicked, hinges cracked, binding a little dulled. A very good set. Woodcut initials, text printed in red and black.
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First Ashendene edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of copies on Batchelor paper. One of the most impressive productions of the press and the first work to be printed in the new Ptolemy type. Ashendene Bibliography More information about this seller Contact this seller 3. First Edition of the celebrated Smollett translation. Royal 4to 30cm ; , xxviii, ; , viii, , [iv]. A handsome set of this keynote translation of Cervantes' great lyrical work, complete with the closing Errata leaf in v2.
The history of Don Quixote in English and its influence on English literature in the 18th century could not be told without Smollett's translation. It managed to capture the spirit of the Spanish original for English readers as well as becoming "the most readable version of Cervantes' masterpiece in our language. More information about this seller Contact this seller 4. About this Item: London: Frederick Warne and Company, With illustrations including a full-page frontispiece and 99 cuts in the text; pp. First edition thus in what appears to be a publisher's deluxe binding.
With a neat ink presentation inscription "Charles James Jessel May A present from Emile Merton". A scarce edition with Arthur Houghton's illustrations engraved by the Brothers Dalziel. The distinctive, angular signature of the Brothers appended to wood-engraved illustrations from the s onwards was readily recognised. The Dalziels became arbiters of taste, and during the s and s publishers turned to them for advice and guidance when venturing into illustrative literature. More information about this seller Contact this seller 5.
The History of Don Quixote, Volume 2, Part 23
Published by London: Constable and Company Limited: Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, green and white patterned endpapers, gilt edges. The occasional minor blemish else an excellent copy in a fine binding. With 25 coloured plates and numerous black and white illustrations by Jean de Bosschere. First De Bosschere Edition.
More information about this seller Contact this seller 6. Published by Edinburgh. Printed for Hurst, Robinson, and Co. London, and Archibald Constable and Co. From: Paul Foster. About this Item: Edinburgh. Condition: Fine. Five volumes. A fine, bright and clean set throughout. Finely bound in attractive early nineteenth century full dark blue morocco bindings.
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Spines with five raised bands, each with double gilt rules and decorative edge devices. The compartments double ruled and lettered in gilt. The non lettered panels also with triple blind ruling to the centre. Publication date at the bottom of each spine within a decorative border, all in gilt. Boards with one wide and three thin gilt ruled borders surrounding three blind ruled ones.
All board edges decorated in gilt. Turn-ins with double gilt ruled borders.
Yellow coated endpapers. All edges gilt. Some minor rubbing to a few corners but overall this is a fine set in fine contemporary leather bindings. The bindings are unsigned but are certainly the work of a high quality bindery. More information about this seller Contact this seller 7. Published by William Miller, London. About this Item: William Miller, London. First edition thus, embellished with 19 new engravings, and a folding map showing Don Quixote's travels. Four volumes: pp cxlvi,  errata; x, ; xvi, ; xii, ,  adverts. Full period calf, professionally rebacked some time ago, gilt decorated spines, leather title- and author-labels.
Signs of damp on reverse of frontispiece. Some offsetting from plates onto facing pages.
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Covers scuffed and rubbed at edges. Very good, internally bright, set. More information about this seller Contact this seller 8.
Published by Published by William Miller, London More information about this seller Contact this seller 9. Published by W Wilson, UK New Edition. New Edition Translated by Charles Jarvis. This is a complete 4 volume set in a beautiful contemporary half leather binding. Frontis illustration. Published by Bumpus et al in Gorgeous spines with gilt decoration and two red leather title labels. Nice condition, original marbled boards which surfacce rubbed. Edges ansd spine tips rubbed. Inside there are original marbled end papers; no inscriptions, pages clean with some age toning and a few marks here and there.
Each volume is illustrated with a frontispiece showing a scene from the novel.