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1880 Madrid, Cervantes Saavedra, Miquel De.


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1880 · Madrid

Cervantes Saavedra, Miquel De.




Fine. 16mo (12 cm); 2 volumes. xxii, 532, [4] ; x, 578, [2] pages. Text in Spanish. Printed in diamond-point (7-pica) type. Uniquely bound in vellum over boards with hand-painted illustrations on upper boards (Quixote in his library on volume 1, Quixote and Sancho on the road on volume 2) signed “G. Losilla.” Hand-lettered and decorated spines, and hand-painted floral motif on lower boards. Vellum clasps and straps of binder’s twine. Pastepaper endleaves. Bookseller ticket of Casa Maier, Barcelona. Lettering a bit faded on spines, else unblemished. (Inventory #: 6344)

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