CERVANTES (Miguel de). The ingenious hidalgo Don Quixote of the Channel. Vignettes by Tony JOHANNOT. Paris, Dubochet, 1836-1837.
2 vol. gd in-8 midnight blue calf with wedges, spine ribbed with ornamented nerves, golden title and tomaison, golden fillet on the plates (R.P. Ginain).
First edition "of one of the very beautiful illustrated books of the 19th century" (Carteret). Two frontispieces on China and 800 woodcut vignettes after Tony Johannot in the text.
Small rubbings, some lack of leather on the second plate of volume I, scattered freckles. (Carteret, III, 136; Vicar II, 155.)
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