HISTORY OF THE MOST RENOWNED DON QUIXOTE OF MANCHA: AND HIS TRUSTY SQUIRE SANCHO PANCHA. Now made English according to the Humour of our Modern Language. And Adorned with several Copper Plates. By J.P.

(London: printed by Thomas Hodgkin, and Sold by William Whitwood at the Golden Dragon., 1687).

RARE AND IMPORTANT FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN ENGLISH OF ONE OF THE GREAT TEXTS OF WORLD LITERATURE. An excellent copy of Cervantes in one of the earliest translations, that of John Philips who was the nephew of John Milton, accompanied by a wonderful collection of illustrations. The called-for errata and 3 pages of poems are included in this copy and are often found lacking. The copperplates are the first illustrations of Don Quixote to appear in an English edition, there influence on later visions of Cervantes famed characters is self-evident. This is a very early Cervantes in English, and such early copies are now quite scarce. Item #28632

The First Illustrated Edition in English, The First Hodgkin printing and the First Edition of John Philips’ translation. The most rare of the issues with William Whitwood as seller. This copy with the very seldom encountered three pages of poems and errata. Illustrated with 8 copper engraved full-page plates, each with two illustrations, and a full page engraved frontispiece. Folio, bound in full contemporary calf, sometime restored at the back, expertly and sympathetically, the spine with fully gilt tooled compartments between finely gilt decorated raised bands and with a single gilt ruled and lettered red morocco label, original endpapers. [20], 616, [3] pp. A very handsome and well preserved copy, internally very fresh and unpressed, the paper crisp and with only the most minor occasional spotting or aging, the binding handsome with expert and sympathetic restoration of the spine panel. Frontispiece reinserted with small closed tear neatly repaired. Very seldom encountered with the three pages of poems and the errata.

Price: $10,500.00