Description

    Early English Edition
    of
    Don Quixote

    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. [Thomas Shelton, translator]. The History of The Valorous and VVitty-Knight-Errant, Don Quixote, of the Mancha. Translated out of the Spanish; now newly Corrected and Amended. London: Printed by Richard Hodgkinsonne, for Andrew Crooke, 1652. [bound together with:] Edmund Gayton. Pleasant Notes Upon Don Quixot. London: Printed by William Hunt, 1654. Two works in one quarto volume. [8], 137, [5], 138-214, 216-244, 244-274 leaves; [14], 290 pages. Three title pages (The History being divided in two parts) with woodcut devices, ornamental head- and tail-pieces, and large decorated initials. Bound in full mottled calf with gilt lozenge on both boards. Sympathetically rebacked, five raised spine bands with gilt lettered leather title label, gilt rules and decorations in compartments. Endpapers renewed.

    Boards rubbed and crazed, small vertical crack in rear board where it meets new joint. Small ink notes and gift inscription dated 1861 on first title page; small ink annotation on last page of Pleasant Notes. Last leaf (Aaaa3) of The History with small vertical cuts in lower margin, not affecting text. Pages with edge wear, occasional corner bends and few minor tears. Dampstaining, foxing, and light soiling. Very good copies of both books bound together in a handsome volume.


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Books & Catalogs (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2016
    6th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 504

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $200,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $200,000 and $2,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 March 17 Texana Grand Format Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
    Howard Ballou,
    Brandon, MS
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 October 19 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    2017 October 19 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $965,964