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CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de (1547--1616)
[Don Quijote. English. Jarvis. 1766]
The life and exploits of the ingenious gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha. Translated from the original Spanish of Miguel Cervantes de Saavedra. By Charles Jarvis, Esq; The whole carefully revised and corrected, with a new translation of the poetical parts by another hand. The fourth edition. Volume the first (-- fourth).
London: printed for J. and R. Tonson, and J. Dodsley, 1766.
4 vols ; 17.6 cm. (12º)
I: lii, [4], 280 p., 9 pl.
II: [6], 311, [1], 10--16 [i.e. 7] pl.
III: [12], 300 p., 17--23 [i.e. 7] pl.
IV: [8], 355, [1] p., 24--31 [i.e. 8] pl.

Jarvis's translation was originally published in 1742. Includes 'A Supplement to the Translator's Preface', in the form of an anonymous dissertation on the origin of 'books of chivalry', by William Warburton together, and 'The Life of the Author, Extracted from Don Gregorio Mayans and Siscar's Life of Cervantes' from the first quarto edition of this translation. (See notes to 1756 quarto ed., q.v.) ESTC t59888.

Binding C18th calf, gilt-tooled spines with urn and pentaglyph motifs, red and olive morocco spine-labels, gilt-lettered 'Jarvis's / Don / Quixote'.

Reference Number 4585


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