Oct 13 at 12:00 PM - Sale 2617 -

Sale 2617 - Lot 168

Estimate: $ 30,000 - $ 40,000
Cervantes, Miguel de (1547-1616)
The History of Don-Quichote [Quixote]. The First [and Second] Part.

London: Printed [by William Stansby] for Edward Blount, [1620].

Second edition of part one, first edition of part two; the first complete edition in English; two quarto volumes, with engraved title pages; bound in uniform antique-style limp parchment by Bernard C. Middleton with green ribbon ties; ex libris Michael Curtis Phillips, with book labels; Tobias Rodgers copy sold at Christie's, 25 June 1980 as lot 123; housed in a custom green cloth folding case, some headlines and rules cropped; some brown spotting to leaves in signature M, volume II; top corner of P7 torn away in the same volume; lacking final blank in the second volume; a fresh, pleasing set, each volume 7 x 5 1/4 in. (2)

STC 4916 & 4917; ESTC S107641 & S107642; Pforzheimer 140; Langland to Wither 213.

From the Ken Rapoport Collection.