“The truth may be stretched thin, but it never breaks, and it always surfaces above lies, as oil floats on water": Finely Bound Set of Cervantes' Masterpiece Don Quixote de la Mancha; With illustrations by Tony Johannot
London: Joseph Thomas, 1840.
Finely bound example of Cervantes’ masterpiece. Octavo, 3 volumes bound in full morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt tooling to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. With eight illustrations from design by Tony Johannot. Translated from the Spanish by Charles Jarvis. In fine condition. An exceptional example.
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