CERVANTES, Miguel de. The History of the Valorous and Witty Knight-Errant Don Quixote of the Mancha [TRINITY PRIZE BINDING IN RED MOROCCO]

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Written in Spanish by Michael Cervantes. Translated into English by Thomas Shelton, and now printed verbatim from the 4to edition of 1620. With a curious set of cuts from the French of Coypel. London : Printed for J. Walthoe, G. Conyers, J. and J. Knapton, R. Knaplock, D. Midwinter and A. Ward, A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, B. Lintott, B. Sprint, W. Innys, J. Osborne and T. Longman, R. Robinson, B. Motte, T. Wotton, S. Birt, and T. Osborne 1731. 12mo. pp. (1) [38], 264. [4 (folded leaves of plates)]; (2) [2], 288, [4 (folded leaves of plates)]; (3) [2], 288, [10 (folded leaves of plates)]; (4) [2], 261, [36 (index)], [4 (folded leaves of plates)]. Near contemporary full red morocco, badge of Trinity College in gilt on covers (one badge replaced); spines divided into six panels by five raised bands, title in gilt on black morocco label in second, the remainder tooled in gilt to a centre-and-corner design. Lacking a couple of plates. All edges gilt. A very attractive set. Exceedingly rare. ESTC T59506. COPAC with 7 locations only.

The index to the four volumes of Don Quixote at end of Vol. 4. Engravings by John van der Gucht after Charles Coypel. Running title: The History of Don Quixote.

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