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The History of Don Quichote. The First Parte. -- The Second Part of the History of... Don Quixote. Translated by Thomas Shelton, London: Edward Blount 1620, 8vo, 188 x 135mm approx., two vols. bound in one, with two engraved titles, without printed title to first part, the engraved title to first part on laid paper possibly a later addition, the engraved title to vol. II re-mounted on a guard, vol. II printed title with vignette on watermarked laid paper, later added portrait mounted before first title, all later bound in 19th-century brown morocco gilt, all edges gilt. One rust hole to lower margin of H6, two leaves remounted without loss of text, two leaves with some faint printing of lower lines, lacking the blanks, some age staining and finger soiling, neatly repaired worm hole to margin of Vol. II from p.317 onwards just touching a couple of letters of the notes; spine strip partially split. FIRST COMPLETE EDITION IN ENGLISH, second edition of the first part and the first edition of the second part. Sold not subject to return but the text collates without loss.

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