THE HISTORY OF THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN, DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA. Translated from the Spanish by Motteux. New edition with copious notes; and an essay of the life and writings of Cervantes (by Lockhart).
CERVANTES SAAVEDRA. MIGUEL DE. (Lockhart. J. G. Edits).
Edinburgh. Printed for Hurst, Robinson, and Co. London, and Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh. 1822.
FIRST LOCKHART EDITION. Five volumes. 8vo. (7.6 X 4.7 inches). A fine, bright and clean set throughout. Finely bound in attractive early nineteenth century full dark blue morocco bindings. Spines with five raised bands, each with double gilt rules and decorative edge devices. The compartments double ruled and lettered in gilt. The non lettered panels also with triple blind ruling to the centre. Publication date at the bottom of each spine within a decorative border, all in gilt. Boards with one wide and three thin gilt ruled borders surrounding three blind ruled ones. All board edges decorated in gilt. Turn-ins with double gilt ruled borders. Yellow coated endpapers. All edges gilt. Some minor rubbing to a few corners but overall this is a fine set in fine contemporary leather bindings. The bindings are unsigned but are certainly the work of a high quality bindery.