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    [Miguel de] Cervantes. The History of Don Quixote - Illustrated by Doré. London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin , [n.d., circa 1869].

    Folio. xxviii, 737 pages. Illustrations by Gustave Doré. Text edited by J. W. Clark. Biographical notice of Cervantes by T. Teignmouth Shore. Illustrations throughout, many of which are full-page.

    Half bound in polished calf. Leather label, gilt stamping and raised bands to spine. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Extremities worn and corners bumped. Leather worn on spine, particularly along joints; splitting along front joint. Head of spine pulling away from binding. Hinges repaired with blue tape. Rear hinge cracked at final printed page. Foxing to preliminary and terminal pages; otherwise, sheets are bright. A special gift inscription page (creased) has been inserted by a family member of a previous owner, dated 1869. Another gift inscription, this one in ink and dated 1923, is on the title page. Overall, good condition.


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