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CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de (1547--1616)
[Novelas ejemplares. French. 1709]
Nouvelles de Michel de Cervantes. Auteur de l'histoire de Don Quichotte. Traduction nouvelle. Seconde édition augmentée de plusieurs histoires. Tome I.
A Amsterdam chez Claude Jordan, libraire, 1709.
1 vol. [ex 2] ; 12.5 cm. (12º)
I: [12], 451, [5] p. : engr. frontis., [5] engr. illus.
II:

Volume I only of an anonymous French translation of Cervantes's Novelas ejemplares in two volumes. The engraved frontispiece (before letters) and the full-page engravings facing the first page of each novella are included in the pagination and register. Title-page printed in red and black. The final pages contain a 'Catalogue De Livres qui se trouvent chez Claude Jordan'. Contents: L'illustre Fregonne. -- Histoire de Ruis Dias. -- L'amant liberal. -- L'Egyptienne. -- La force du sang.

Copy Notes Lacking final leaf of advertisements (T12, included in above collation). Bought as a set with a copy of vol. II of the third edition, 1720 (q.v.). Price 5/ and library shelfmark N64 inscribed on front pastedown. Former ownership inscription concealed by Soane bookplate on front pastedown, possibly B[illegible]/ L[ibrary?]/ M[ilsom?] Street/ Bath. Engraved bookplate with cockatrice and motto reading 'Decrevi' laid down on verso of first front free-endpaper. Some mathematical figures in ink on final pastedown. Former library shelf mark in ink on spine.

Binding Full C18th parchment, blind double-rule borders, red morocco spine-label. Bound uniformly with a copy of vol. II, third edition, 1720 (q.v.).

Reference Number 976


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