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Lot 8
  • 8

Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 USD
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Description

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El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha. Brussels: Roger Velpius & Huberto Antonio, 1611



8vo (6 3/4 x 4 1/4 in.; 172 x 108 mm). Title vignette with printer's ornaments, woodcut initials, headpieces of printer's ornaments; title and preliminary leaves lightly browned, small rust hole in leaves B5-7 touching a few letters, tiny light dampstain in upper outer corner of quires Aa-Bb. Contemporary limp vellum, ms. paper label on spine.

Provenance

Purchase note on front endpaper dated "25 January 1613" — Filejan de Bonneau (contemporary ms. exlibris on title)

Literature

L. Rius, Bibliografia (1895), no. 10; Ford & Lansing, p. 5

Condition

title and preliminary leaves lightly browned, small rust hole in leaves B5-7 touching a few letters, tiny light dampstain in upper outer corner of quires Aa-Bb. Contemporary limp vellum, ms. paper label on spine
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Catalogue Note

Second Velpius edition, first published in Brussels in 1607.