May 05, 2022 - Sale 2603

Sale 2603 - Lot 74

Price Realized: $ 52,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 80,000 - $ 100,000
Cervantes, Miguel de (1547-1616)
El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.

Valencia: Pedro Patricio Mey, 1605.

Third authorized edition, first Valencia edition, octavo, with approbation dated July 18, 1605; catchword on †2 recto "LA" (not AL); first leaf of text numbered "1"; page 192 numbered 162; page 243 numbered 234; woodcut of the knight errant in armor on horseback holding a sword on the title page; bound in modern full reddish brown crushed morocco with blue morocco doublures, spine tooled in gilt, the binding signed by A. Palomino Olalla; paste-decorated edges, leaves washed with slight residual staining, very neat expert pulp fill repairs to the top margins of leaves C2 and C3 (touching a few letters in the headlines), small portions of blank margins of R8 and Dd2 trimmed without loss; the headlines on T1 verso (page 290) & Z7 recto (page 365) very slightly cropped; 5 9/16 x 3 1/2 in.

The first part of Don Quixote was published in Madrid in 1605 and was propelled by popularity into multiple editions and several pirated editions in quick succession. This particular edition was published with Cervantes's approval.

Brunet I: 1748; Palau 51980; rare at auction.

From the Ken Rapoport Collection.