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The History of the Renowned Don Quixote de la Mancha [...] fourth edition, carefully revised (London: R. Knaplock/ D. Midwinter/ J. Tonson/ W. Churchill/ J. Brotherton/ W. Meadows, 1719).


THE| HISTORY| Of the RENOWNED| DON QUIXOTE| De la MANCHA| [rule]| In Four VOLUMES.| [rule]| Written in SPANISH by| Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.| TRANSLATED by Several HANDS:| And PUBLISH'D by| PETER MOTTEUX.| [rule]| Adorn'd with New SCULPTURES.| THE FOURTH EDITION.| [rule]| Carefully Revised, and Compared with the Best| Edition of the Original, Printed at Madrid.| [rule]| By J. OZELL.| [rule]| Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiæ.| [rule]| VOL. I.| [rule]| LONDON:| Printed for R. KNAPLOCK, D. MIDWINTER,| J. TONSON, and W. CHURCHILL; and| are to be Sold by J. BROTHERTON and| W. MEADOWS at the Black Bull in Cornhill.| M DCC XIX.


[4 vols sep. pag.] 1: [2] pp. "Advertisement" [note about the revision]/ titlepage/ [6] pp. dedication: Henry Thynne; signed: Pet. Motteux/ p.i-vi "Account of the Author"/ p.[vii-xiv] "Author's Preface"/ p.1-311/ 2: titlepage/ [6] pp. dedication: Edward Coke; signed: P. Motteux/ p.1-304/ 3: titlepage/ p.[iii]-vi dedication: Henry Boyle, Chancellor of her Majesty's Exchequer; signed: Peter Motteux/ p.[vii]-xii "The Author's Preface"/ p.[13]-314/ 4: titlepage/ p.[3-8] dedication: Colonel Stanhope; signed: P. Motteux/ p.9-359/ 12.



Bibliographical reference:

ESTC: t059508

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.