2 volumes. The first edition of this Navarre Society issue, one of an unspecified limited edition, printed upon fine laid paper specially made for the society. Illustrated with two portraits, 18 plates faithfully reproduced from the famous Tonson edition of 1737, and facsimiles of the original engraved title-pages of the edition of 1612. The modern title-pages printed in red and black, the half-titles in red. Thick, royal 8vo, publisher’s original green cloth finely decorated and lettered in gilt on the spines, the upper covers ruled in gilt with large gilt tools in the center, t.e.g., others untrimmed. xix, 548; vii, 530 pp. A fine, clean and unusually bright set, the cloth just a tad rubbed at the corners and spine tips A wonderful edition of DON QUIXOTE, combining traits of the two most famous English Editions. The plates are reproduced from the edition published by Tonson in 1737-1738, and the engraved titles, and the text, are taken from the first English edition of 1612-1620. A fine combination very attractively printed on laid paper made especially for the Navarre Society. The gilt work on the spines is also extremely attractive. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: HISTORY OF DON QUIXOTE OF THE MANCHA. ...
Publisher: London Privately Printed for the Navarre Society 1923
Book Description Navarre Society, London, 1923. Book Condition: Very Good. xix 548p vii 529p two large volumes, limited edition on laid paper, black and white illustrations and frontispiece, cream cloth, gilt stamped and lettered to spines, top edge gilt, spines a little dull, rough-cut edges. Bookseller Inventory # PAB 162587