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That Imaginative Gentleman Don Quijote de la Mancha
That Imaginative Gentleman Don Quijote de la Mancha
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de and Smith, Robinson (translator)
George Routledge & Sons / E.P. Dutton, London / New York. No publication date stated but maybe second edition, 1914 (ref. WorldCat). There is a previous owner name on front e/p and written in pencil under this is "from Robinson Smith, 1917". May be a signature of the translator? Spine and binding have been repaired. Pages gilt on top edge, rough-cast on side and bottom edges. Foxing to page edges and e/p's. xvi (Translator's Preface & Author's Prologue) plus 686pp. Nice repaired copy. This is a heavy book so please check postage with bookseller. Don Quixote is a middle-aged gentleman from the region of La Mancha in central Spain. Obsessed with the chivalrous ideals touted in books he has read, he decides to take up his lance and sword to defend the helpless and destroy the wicked. After a first failed adventure, he sets out on a second one with a somewhat befuddled laborer named Sancho Panza, whom he has persuaded to accompany him as his faithful squire. In return for Sancho’s services, Don Quixote promises to make Sancho the wealthy governor of an isle. On his horse, Rocinante, a barn nag well past his prime, Don Quixote rides the roads of Spain in search of glory and grand adventure. He gives up food, shelter, and comfort, all in the name of a peasant woman, Dulcinea del Toboso, whom he envisions as a princess...
Second hand Hardback