Facsimile edition of the first editions of Don Quixote de la Mancha from 1605 (first part) and 1615 (second part), and the first work reproduced in the world by means of photo-typography, published in 1871 and 1873 by its inventor, Colonel Don Francisco López Fábra in Barcelona, under the auspices of the Propagator Association chaired by Juan Eugenio Hartzenbusch. First edition.
The work is enriched with a volume published in 1879 that collects Don Quixote’s iconography through 101 plates published in the 60 illustrated editions prior to this one (Barcelona 3, Boston 1, Brussels 1, Copenhagen 1, The Hague 1, Leipzig 1, London 11, Madrid 15, Paris 23, Prague 1, Tours 1, Venice 1), by heliographic and photo-typographic reproduction; with an index of 60 editions (in the XVII century 4 editions, in the XVIII century 18 editions and in the XIX century (until the present edition) 38 editions, with the year and place of publication; a list of the draftsmen, engravers and lithographers who executed the plates, a list of the nations and populations where the 60 editions were published with their respective years, and with the work of Eugenio Hartzenbusch with the 1,633 explanatory notes that enrich the reading.
In total, 60 editions had been published with 185 volumes, 2,593 original plates (representing 243 different subjects), 386 vignettes and 4 portraits of Cervantes.
Original, rare and appreciated photo-typographical edition of Don Quixote that was a technological milestone in its time. Jewel of the Cervantes bibliography, essential for every Don Quixote collector for the information collected in the third volume.
Three volumes corresponding to the first edition bound in parchment with ribs and loom on the spine. Format volume I and II of 22.5 x 29 cm, irregular edges. Engraving volume 22 x 27.5 cm format. Vol. I (2H + 12H + 316 folios + table) Vol. II (2H + 8H + 280 folios + table) Vol. III (2H + 101 lamps + index + VIII + 202 pp.)
Numbered edition and limited to 2,605 copies, the plates not being used. It is difficult to find the complete work with the volumes in very good condition, although with evident signs of the passage of more than 140 years, paper with irregular spots without affecting the texts, somewhat more in the volume of the engravings than in the volumes of the facsimiles of the original work, spine of volume II with a scratch on leather and a small cloth.
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