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Miguel de CERVANTES L'ingénieux hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manche


L'ingénieux hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manche

Dubochet et Cie, Paris 1836, In-8 (17,5x25,7cm), 744pp. et 758pp., 2 volumes reliés.

first edition translated by Louis Viardot and illustrated by Tony Johannot First printing. Two headpieces printed on China, two engraved title pages and 800 large thumbnails in-text. Our copy contains very rare folding map travel Don Quixote, absent from most books, since pulled apart and unjoined.
As so often, the second volume of 1840. This feature is fairly common effect editing, even if we have difficulty understanding how the editor was able to mix volumes of the 1836 edition that of 1840, at least the 2 prints were established at the same time, which is more likely (it would therefore be the same draw, but with a relay title page).
Bound in half red vintage shagreen. Back with false nerves decorated with fat and lean nets, wheels and tail head. Title and volume number gilded. gilt edges. Paper rather fine overall, with a few scattered spots in the margins or on some sheets. Heads, corners, edges and flat with traces of friction. Nice copy.
illustrated famous romantic; one of the best productions of Johannot, with travel wherever you please and Furioso. Johannot ran less than is Grandville, probably because it is typically more romantic in the sense of Hugo, both soft and sentimental and whimsical and grotesque morbid up. There is more mystery and terror in him than in his sidekick.
"A very beautiful illustrated books of the nineteenth" Vicar.

700 €

Réf : 57980



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