INGLIS, Henry D. Rambles in the Footsteps of Don Quixote. Six engraved plates, titlepage vignette and endpiece by George Cruikshank.


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London: Whittaker and Co., 1837. First edition. Crown octavo. pp. [4], xii, 203, [2 (Advertisement)]. Bound by Root & Son (name stamped on verso of front endpaper) in full polished calf, covers with double gilt fillet borders. Spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, title, author and yearin gilt on maroon morocco labels in second, third and at heel; board edges and turn-ins gilt; pink and blue marbled endpapers; red, green and gold endbands; red silk marker. Top edge gilt. A superb copy.
Henry David Inglis, pseudonym Derwent Conway (1795-1835) was a Scottish travel writer and journalist. Under the name of Derwent Conway, Inglis published his first work, ‘Tales of the Ardennes’ (1825), which was well received. In 1834 Inglis published hisIrish tour, which was quoted as an authority by speakers in parliament in 1835, and reached a fifth edition in 1838. A small portion of the present work appeared in the Englishman’s Magazine which excited great and general interest; when that periodical was discontinued, Inglis was encouraged, not only by his friends, but by those who were acquainted with him merely through the medium of literature, to complete a work which promised to illustrate the most delightful of romances, and also to exhibit the most characteristic features of Spanish life. In 1835 the manuscript was completed and prepared for the press, before, however, the printing could be begun, the author sadly died. This was his last and favourite work, and often thought his best

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