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Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de. THE HISTORY AND ADVENTURES OF THE RENOWNED DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA. London: Strahan [et al], 1770. 4th ed. 4v., 6.75" x 4". [4], xl, 293; [4], 314; [2], xi, [1], 331; [2], 322 pp. + 28 engraved plates (complete.) Period speckled calf, 3 volumes with cracked hinges, one gutter with old cloth repair and a few other front/rear gutters with very discreet tissue repairs, some light chipping to spine ends, contents with occasional light foxing or minor spots/stains, leaves near front and rear with some edge-toning, mostly quite clean, final volume with rear blank removed. Good+. *************************** A nice set of this classic work, finely illustrated with copper plates. This is the fourth edition of the 1755 translation by Tobias Smollett. ** PROVENANCE: Titles with period signature of James Morgan Jr., dated 1775; Frederick von Baumbach (Secretary of State for Minnesota) with his small label to pastedowns; donated by Baumbach to the Alexandria Free Public Library, 1918, with their labels to front free endpapers.

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[Illustration] Don Quixote, 1770, 4 v. Set

Estimate $400 - $600Aug 17
Macon, GA, USA