HISTOIRE DE L'ADMIRABLE DON QUICHOTTE DE LA MANCHE Traduite de l'Espagnol de Michel de Cervantes. (6 Volumes, complete) Nouvelle Edition. Revue, corrigee & augmentee. Avec Figures d'apres les Dessins de Coypel, & de Bernard Picard.
Published by Bleuet in Paris 1773
New Edition. 6 Volumes. Small 8vo. (approx. 17.5 x 10cm) hardbacks in full 18th Century calf with red title labels and highly ornate gilt decoration to spines. TEXT IN FRENCH. xxvii, , 440pp; 432p; 442pp; 532pp; 494pp; 501pp., . With 40 copper-plate engravings over the 6 volumes. Ink signature to rear pastedown of all volumes. Vol. I lacking rfep. Neat repair to closed tear to plate in Vol. III. Light staining to lower edge of first 70 pages and then sporadically, including a few plates but not affecting images, in Vol. III. Creases to top corner of first few pages of Vol. V and occasional light foxing to same volume. Couple of thumb-size losses to foredges. Otherwise remarkably clean interiors. Spines a little rubbed, particularly to Volume numerals, and with some wear to tops and bases. Boards of Vols. II and III have some loss to calf from old worming and both Vols. II and IV have scuffing to top layer of calf resulting in loose or missing strips (please see photos). Overall a Good Set, handsome, if slightly worn.