Title The Life and Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha. A New Edition in Four Volumes. [Parts I & II]
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Publisher Hurst, Robinson, and Co., Cheapside 1820
Illustrator Westall, Robert
Seller ID 2199848
Rebound in plain blue cloth with gilt titles and rules, new endpapers. One gathering sprung in first volume, front and end matter, plates, and a few text pages foxed. A nice candidate for an elaborate new binding, though we have left this decision to the next owner (please inquire to discuss options for rebinding). 1820 Hard Cover. xx, 371; [iv], 388; [vi], 367; [vi], 436 pp. 16mo. Parts 1 and 2 complete in four volumes. This edition is notable for the engravings from designs by Robert Westall, R.A. Don Quixote (fully titled The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha), is a novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes. Cervantes created a fictional origin for the story by inventing a Moorish chronicler for Don Quixote named Cide Hamete Benengeli. Published in two volumes a decade apart (in 1605 and 1615), Don Quixote is the most influential work of literature to emerge from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published.