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Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, & George Cruikshank (illustrator).  Illustrations of Don Quijote, in a series of fifteen plates. London: Charles Tilt, 1834. 12mo (16.5 cm; 6.625"). [2], [30] pp., 15 plts.
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First edition in this form. Present are => 15 wood-engraved plates by George Cruikshank each accompanied by two pages of text from Don Quixote in Smollett's English translation, being the passages illustrated. The scenes include the famous windmill encounter, Quixote braving the lion, the enchanted horse, Sancho in his governorship, and Don Quixote and Sancho returning home, to mention a few.
        The suite of illustrations had previously been published in Roscoe's Novelist's Library (London, 1833) in vols. 13–15, which volumes were The Adventures of Don Quixote.
        Binding: Fine rich tobacco gold–hued crushed morocco, triple-ruled in gilt on both boards with gilt-stamped corner devices; gilt roll on board edges, wide gilt-roll and gilt dentelles on turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt.
        Provenance: 20th-century "Deus amici et nos" bookplate of Howland Pell.

Cohn, George Cruikshank, 711, note; cf. 710. Binding as above. Plates darkened around edges, not unattractively; some plates with a bit of foxing, others quite free of it. => Very nice.  (37295)   Please RESHELVE This.


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