Don Quixote. By Miguel de Cervantes. Illustrated by Edy Legrand. Illustrated Edition. Heritage Press. New York, 1950.

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The exploits of Don Quixote de la Mancha and his sidekick, Sancho Panza, are centuries’ old and hugely influential. First published in two volumes in the early 1600s, Don Quixote is considered by many to be the first modern novel. Its author, Miguel de Cervantes, wrote numerous texts, yet none surpass Don Quixote in terms of significance, quality, and innovation. The work largely satirizes the chivalric romances of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Told in an episodic narrative that underscores the titular character’s delusions of grandeur and emphasis on ideals over practicalities, the text establishes the novel form and provides insight into the period’s sense of humor. It remains a foundational work of Western literature. This illustrated edition pairs the text with full-page illustrations by Edy Legrand. The translator, John Ormsby, is credited with having produced the most scholarly accurate version of the text in English in the nineteenth century. For any collector of Don Quixote, it is an essential volume.

This illustrated edition is in very good condition. In the original quarter cloth and marbled boards, very good with fading to spine. Text block fine. In the original slipcase, very good with some rubbing, closed tears, and chipping. With the publisher’s original Sandglass pamphlet laid in.

A very good illustrated edition of Don Quixote.

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Don Quixote. By Miguel de Cervantes. Illustrated by Edy Legrand. Illustrated Edition. Heritage Press. New York, 1950.

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in