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CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de (1547--1616)
[Don Quijote. French. Florian. 1812]
Don Quichotte de la Manche, traduit de l'espagnol par Florian, ouvrage posthume. Tome premier. (-- quatrième.)
Paris: chez Ant. Aug. Renouard, 1812.
4 vols ; 13.1 cm. (12º)
I: [4], 224 p., frontis., [4] pl. (3 wd-engr.)
II: [4], 232 p., frontis., [4] wd-engr. pl.
III: [4], 230 p., frontis., [2] pl. (1 wd-engr.)
IV: [4], 219, [1] p., frontis., [4] wd-engr. pl.

Part of a fifteen-volume set of the collected works of the playwright, poet, translator and writer of fables Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian (1755--1794), with half-titles reading: Oeuvres de Florian, Don Quichotte. Florian's translation of Don Quijote was first printed in Paris by Firmin Didot l'aíné in 1799. On verso of title-page: De l'imprimerie steréotype de Mame.

Copy Notes Lacking the half-title to vol. I. Bought with an edition of Le Sage's Gil Blas, 1813 (q.v.) from Mr Le Cointe for £1 2s., 19 September 1815. (Jnl 6, p. 158). B. Le Cointe was one of Soane's French language teachers.

Binding C19th calf, gilt roll-tooled borders and edges, gilt double-ruled spines, red morocco spine-labels. Bound uniformly with an edition of Le Sage's Gil Blas, 1813 (see copy notes above).

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