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The History of the Renowned Don Quixote de la Mancha [...] third edition (London: S. Buckley, 1712).


THE| HISTORY| Of the RENOWNED| DON QUIXOTE| De la MANCHA| [rule]| Written in Spanish by| Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.| Translated from the Original by| several Hands:| And publish'd by Peter Motteux.| [rule]| Adorn'd with Sculptures.| The Third Edition.| [rule]| Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiæ.| [rule]| VOL. I.| [rule]| LONDON:| Printed for Sam. Buckley at the Dolphin| in Little Britain, 1712.


Titlepage/ [6] pp. dedication: Henry Thynne; signed: P. Motteux/ p.i-vi "Account of the Author"/ p.[vii-xiv] "Author's Preface"/ p.1-323/ new titlepage vol. 2/ p.[319-25] dedication: Edward Coke; signed: P. Motteux/ p.327-632/ p.[i] new titlepage vol. 3/ p.[iii-v] dedication: Henry Boyle, Chancellor of her Majesty's Exchequer; signed: Peter Motteux/ p.[vi-xii] "The Author's Preface"/ p.635-953/ p.[i] new titlepage vol. 4/ p.[iii-x] dedication: Colonel Stanhope; signed: P. Motteux/ p.955-1322/ 12.


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Bibliographical reference:

ESTC: t059510

History of Publication

Cf. [Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de], Don Quixote, 1 (1605).


Introduction on the book's European success and the author's character. Dedications play with the decorum of dedications and do not very much deal with the work published here.