THE HISTORY AND ADVENTURES OF THE RENOWNED DON QUIXOTE

Deluxe numbered, limited issue of the edition originally published by the Folio Society in 1995. Bound in full tan goatskin, blocked front and rear with a design by Quentin Blake, lettered in gilt to the spine. Maroon endpapers. Printed on Caxton Wove paper. Illustrated throughout with line and wash illustrations by Quentin Blake. Brown ribbon bookmark. Upper edges gilt. With an additional booklet, 'Reading Don Quixote', in red card wraps sewn with red thread, with white title label lettered in black to the front cover. All housed in a red cloth covered clamshell box, lettered in gilt to the spine. A fine copy, presenting as unread, the binding square and firm, the contents bright and clean throughout.

Limited edition of 1250 hand-numbered copies, bound by Real Lachenmaier, Germany, of which this is no. 364. The text is the translation by Tobias Smollett, first published in 1753, along with Smollett's short life of Cervantes. With an introduction by Robin Chapman. The enclosed booklet includes an essay entitled 'The Windmills of his Mind' by Miranda France, along with a selection of comments on the novel by writers including Byron, Thomas Mann, Vladimir Nabokov, Milan Kundera, and Salman Rushdie.

Stock code: 21639

£575

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Illustrator:

BLAKE, Quentin

Published:

London: The Folio Society.
2005

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