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DON QUIXOTE: THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN OF LA MANCHA by  Miguel de CERVANTES - First Edition - 1950 - from Charles Agvent and


by CERVANTES, Miguel de

Condition: Bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume; spines slightly darkened. Near Fine in a Near Fine slipcase

(Mexico): Limited Editions Club, 1950. Hardcover. Bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume; spines slightly darkened. Near Fine in a Near Fine slipcase. Edy Legrand. Two small folio volumes (8-3/4" x 12-1/4") bound in yellow cloth-backed marbled paper boards. An attractive printing of what is considered to be the first novel. Translated by John Ormsby with a new introduction by Irwin Edman. Copy #39 of 1500 illustrated by Edy Legrand with colors applied by Fernand Mourlot. Issued unsigned.

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 creating a fictional 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.


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