Don Quixote 1782 Cervantes Dr Smollet English Translation leather book 16 platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Leather Books, Literature, Don Quixote, Cervantes).
The Novelists's Magazine Volume VIII: Containing Don Quixote.
The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote... by Dr. Smollet.
Published 1782, London for Harrison and Co.
589 pages. Text in English. Engraved half title plus 15 engraved plates throughout (total of 16, several bound out of order).
Period 1/2 leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands and title lettering.
Most spine leather dried and chipped away. Front and rear covers detached. Text block split in two.
Book in very poor physical condition, but appears to still be complete. Please see photos.
An example of a wonderful and scarce illustrated 18th century book that has been read to pieces.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives.
Book Measures c. 8 3/4" H x 5 1/4" W.