GRANDVILLE, J.J. L'Ingénieux chevalier Don Quichotte de la Manche... Traduction nouvelle, illustrée par J.J. Granville. By Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Two volumes in one. viii, 552 pp., with steel engraved frontispiece, 6 steel engraved plates, and 24 woodcut engravings, all executed after designs by Grandville. 8vo, 2350 x 150 mm., bound in original publisher's polychrome binding, a.e.g. Tours: A. Mame et Cie., 1858.
A pristine copy of this edition of Grandville's illustrated edition of Cervantes reissued in the same format as his other books, with the original publisher's polychrome binding in fine state.
The 32 illustrations by Grandville are a continual source of delight, for which many of Quixote's classic mis-adventures are immortalized with characteristic humour and charm. Without any of the foxing found in most copies. Overall an exceptional copy, the gold and polychrome on the binding very bright and fresh.
Item nr. 171344