A superb, complete period edition of this remarkable novel of chivalry from the then nascent modern age.
Remarkable copies of 6 duodecimo volumes, illustrated with 38 out of text engravings after Charles-Antoine Coypel and Bernard Picart.
It is a parody of medieval customs and chivalric ideals, and a critique of social structures of a rigid Spanish society considered as absurd.
Don Quixote is a major milestone in literary history and has been interpreted in many different ways: as pure comedy, social satire and political analysis. It is considered one of the most important novels in world literature and the first modern novel!
The main character, Alonso Quichano, is at the origin of the Don Quixote archetype, a generous and idealist character standing against injustices.
Michel De Cervantès - Histoire de L'Admirable Don Quichotte De La Manche - 1773.
Bindings in good condition, works in their period marble tawny full sheepskin bindings, two cracked hinges and joints, lacks of leather on the spines and some caps, friction from use, rubbed corners, adorned spines, marbled edges, gilded titling and volume numbers.
Inside in good condition, some spots of inconsequential water stains in the margins, 38 delightful out of text engravings including frontispiece, marbled endpapers, works collated and complete (text and plates).
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