The History of Don Quixote De La Mancha Cervantes Bosschere Constable 1922


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The History of Don Quixote de La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes

Based on Shelton's Translation of 1620 with an Essay By J. B. Trend. The text is an abridgement of the First Part of DQ to complement de Bosschere's 25 beautifully unique full page plates.

Don Quixote of La Mancha, is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. It follows the adventures of a nameless hidalgo (at the end of Part II given the name Alonso Quixano) who reads so many chivalric novels that he loses his sanity and decides to set out to revive chivalry, undo wrongs, and bring justice to the world, under the name Don Quixote. He recruits a simple farmer, Sancho Panza, as his squire, who often employs a unique, earthy wit in dealing with Don Quixote's rhetorical orations on antiquated knighthood. Don Quixote, in the first part of the book, does not see the world for what it is, and prefers to imagine that he is living out a knightly story.


  • Publisher Constable & Company Ltd., London; 1922
  • Black Cloth Hardback with Gilt Titles and Decoration, 311 pp
  • Illustrated by Jean de Bosschere with full page colour and b&w plates, also b&w in-text illustrations
  • Size 285 x 225mm, 2kg

Condition: Good – Rubbing and Wear To Edges, No Inscriptions, Internally Very Clean, Good Copy

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Weight 2 kg


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