The Life and Exploits Of Don Quixote De la Mancha Translated from the original Spanish Of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra By Charles Jarvis In Four Volumes
A four volume set beautifully bound in textured green leather with, to the spines, 4 raised bands, gilt titles & gilt decoration to the other panels; front & rear covers have, in gilt, triple outer border lines inside which is a further gilt-tooled decorative border with a blind-tooled border within; dentelle edges; marbled end-papers. Woodcut frontispiece illustration to each volume. The Charles Jervas translation appeared posthumously in 1742. Through a printer's error, it came to be known, and is still known, as "the Jarvis translation". It was the most scholarly and accurate English translation of the novel up to that time & became the most frequently reprinted version until about 1885.
Later Edition; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall; Armorial book plate of Joseph Watson Overbury inside front covers all vols.; All edges gilt in good condition though with a dark mark to top edge of volume two; some browning to title pages from facing frontis. illustrations; minor wear to outer corners; minute piece torn from bottom outer corner of margin to page133/4 (vol. 4)
Author Jarvis, Charles (translator)
Binding Hardcover (Full Leather)
Publisher Printed by W. Wilson for J. Bumpus et al
Condition Very Good Condition; Bindings are tight, covers and spines fully intact
Pages lxii, 295; viii, 319; xi, 292; viii, 350.