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Miguel Cervantes

Rare books and signed emphemera by Cervantes, including first editions of The History of Don Quixote. 

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (29 September 1547 [assumed] – 22 April 1616) was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright.

His magnum opus, Don Quixote, considered to be the first modern European novel, is a classic of Western literature, and is regarded amongst the best works of fiction ever written. His influence on the Spanish language has been so great that the language is often called "la lengua de Cervantes".

Don Quixote is two separate volumes, covering the adventures of a hero who carries his enthusiasm and self-deception to unintentional and comic ends.

Regularly stocked editions of Cervantes' works include the Ashendene Edition.

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  1. The History of the Valorous and Witty-Knight-Errant, Don Quixote,
    Second complete edition in English. The Shelton translation was the most popular version of Don Quixote circulating in England during the 17th century. Part I was originally published in 1612 and part II in 1620. Shelton's "original was the Velpius edition published in Brussels in 1607. The signs of haste in the translation,... Learn More

    Regular Price: £7,500

    Special Price £5,625

    Stock Code: 50533

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  2. El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.
    First edition of this superb printing of Cervantes's timeless masterpiece, one of the great monuments of Spanish typography. This is a fine large paper copy. The idea for an edition illustrated by the best Spanish artists of the day, members of the Academia de San Fernando, was conceived in 1773 by Vincente de los Ríos... Learn More
    £22,500

    Stock Code: 100459

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  3. 122712
    First edition, first impression. Motteux's translation of Don Quixote was first published in 17001703. It was widely admired throughout the 18th and 19th centuries for its lucidity and wit, and remains in print to the present day. A handsomely bound set. Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 122712

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