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CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de (1547--1616)
[Don Quijote. French. Florian. 1809]
Don Quichotte de la Manche, traduit de l'espagnol de Michel de Cervantes par Florian; ouvrage posthume. Orné de 24 figures. Tome ...
À Paris: de l'imprimerie de P. Didot l'aíné; reimprimé à Londres, et se trouve chez Didier & Tebbett, et chez tous les principaux libraires, 1809.
4 vols [ex 6] ; 14.6 cm. (12º)
I: xxiv, 208 p., [4] pl.
II: [4], 232 p., [4] pl.
III: [4], 276 p., [4] pl.
IV: 253, [1] p., [4] pl.
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VI:

Volumes I--IV only of a six-volume edition of Don Quijote. This translation, by Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian (1755--1794), was first printed in Paris by Firmin Didot l'aíné in 1799 (l'An VII). The colophon in each volume reads: 'De l'imprimerie de C. Spilsbury'. Twenty-four plates after Lefèvre and Lebarbier, engraved by Halbou, Coiny, Godefroy, L.J. Masquelier, and Gaucher.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting vols V and VI. Marginal annotations in Soane's hand throughout, supplying English translations of French terms and extensive references and notes on final end-papers of vols II--IV, the most extensive quoting a discussion of father-son relationships in vol. IV.

Binding Original C19th blue Kleisterpapier boards, printed paper spine-labels reading 'Don Quichotte Par Florian. Tome ...'.

Reference Number 980


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