Oct 27, 2020 - Sale 2549

Sale 2549 - Lot 30

Price Realized: $ 4,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 8,000
Cervantes Saavedra, 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; two quarto volumes bound together; incomplete, volume one lacking [pi]1-3, engraved title, typographical title, and all before [pi]4; the following collation includes leaves present in this copy: I: A-Z8, Aa-Oo8; II: A-Z8 (signature K misbound), Aa-Ii8, Kk1, Kk2 present only as a torn scrap (less than a quarter page), lacking the last three leaves, Kk2, Kk3, and Kk4, a substantial fragment consisting of more than 1,000 pages; bound in contemporary calf boards, artlessly repaired, 7 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.

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