MOST CELEBRATED EDITION IN ENGLISH BOUND BY HERING
CERVANTES, Miguel de ~ Don Quixote (SMIRKE, Robert, illustrator).
London: Cadell and Davies, 1818
4 volume set, 11.5 inches tall. Bound in Paris by HERING with wide gilt raised bands and superb gilt and blind tooling to the panels. There is slight fading to the spines and boards and a neat one inch split to the head if the upper joint of volume 1. The wonderful engraved plates by SMIRKE are on india paper, there is some foxing to the tissues and borders of the plates and offsetting opposite but all the india paper plates themselves are clean. With 2 engraved armorial bookplates. An exceptionally good looking set of the finest edition in English bound by one of the great Parisian binders of the period, and with their gilt stamp at the foot of volume 1.