London: Charles Tilt, 1834. A Superb Copy With The Original Printed Wrappers Bound InCRUIKSHANK, George, illustrator. CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de. Illustrations of Don Quixote, A Series of Fifteen Plates, Designed and Etched by George Cruikshank. London: Charles Tilt, 1834. First separately published edition. Small octavo (6 5/8 x 4 11/8 inches; 168 x 103 mm.). [ii], 30 unnumbered pages of text. Fifteen fine engraved plates with tissue guards. Bound ca. 1960 in three quarter maroon French straight-grain morocco over marbled boards ruled in gilt, spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, lower and fore-edge uncut. Original printed tan wrappers bound in at front and back. Colored engraved book-plate "Librorum Flos Illibatus" on front paste-down.A very fine copy complete with the original printed wrappers.This very scarce little album, edited by Charles Tilt, contains the full suite of fifteen engravings of George Cruikshank illustrating the Adventures of Don Quixote which had been previously published in volumes XIII - XV of Roscoe's Novelist's Library, London, 1833.According to OCLC there is just one copy in libraries and institutions worldwide (British Library)Cohn, 710 (three volume 1833 edition).
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