The work of a Master Binder.
CERVANTES, Miguel de. Don Quixote de la Mancha. London: John Thomas, 1840.
Three volumes in Royal 8vo, bound at the time by Tout in Spanish marbled green calf with raised bands, richly decorated in gilt, inner dentelles gilt, green and gold marbled endpapers, top edge gilt; a remarkably illustrated edition in a stunning binding by one of the 19th century London master-binders.
Highly illustrated By Tony Johannot and translated by Charles Jarvis (first published in 1742), this is one of the outstanding English editions of Don Quixote.
Tony Johannot was born in Germany of Huguenot descent and provided publishers with sought-after illustrations in the mid-19th century.
Charles Jarvis (1675 - 1738) was an Irish portrait painter and translator. In London he moved in the highest literary circles, which included Alexander Pope, Horace Walpole, Addison, Pope and Swift.