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    Limited to 140 Numbered Copies on Imperial Japan Paper, and with an Extra Suite of the Illustrations by Daniel Vierge

    Miguel de Cervantes. The History of the Valorous and Witty Knight-Errant Don Quixote of the Mancha. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906-1907.

    Limited edition of 140 hand-numbered copies printed on Imperial Japan paper with two additional full-page illustrations, and with extra prints, before letter, of all the full-page illustrations in a separate portfolio. Five quarto volumes. 385; 416; 385; 421 pages and 103 plates laid-in a portfolio. Illustrated by Daniel Vierge. Introduction by Royal Cortissoz. Translated by Thomas Shelton.

    Publisher's half vellum over beige boards with gilt crests on the front boards and gilt spine lettering within panels. Former owner's bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume. A few light smudges on two of the spines, but overall an exceptionally clean set of this fragile edition.

    Daniel Vierge (1851-1904) was a Spanish illustrator who illustrated the works of Hugo, Zola, and Poe. Paralyzed on his right side from the age of 30, Vierge learned to draw with his left hand.


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