Don Quijote De La Mancha 1882 Spanish Edition

Don Quijote De La Mancha 1882 Spanish Edition.

PRESENTING AN EXTREMELY RARE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION hardback copy of Don Quijote De La Mancha Segun El Texto Corregido Y Anotado Por El SR. Ochoa….Nueva Edicion Americana….Acompanada de un Ensayo Historico Sobre La Vida Y Escriton de Cervantes POR EL DR. JORGE TICKNOR…..1882 Spanish Edition  published by D. Appleton and Company, 1,3 and 5 Bond Street, New York. 

This RARE book has some minor condition issues (reflected in the price)….. some wear and discoloration to the cover (especially to the front).  Some minor foxing….but ‘all in all’ in relatively good condition for it’s age. All pages appear to be intact.

The book was owned by Rosa McMillan (daughter of Judge McMillan of Waxahachie, TX), originally of Waxahacie, TX, as a child. She later became a well known socialite in Dallas in the 1920’s.

This book was part of the extensive private collection of the Calvert Hall/Obenchain/Godwin/McMillan Collection formerly of Bowling Green, KY and later, Highland Park, Texas.

AS you can see from the history of this Collection (see our PDF) the family have very strong ancestral ties to the States of Virginia, Kentucky and Texas.

This is a RARE Edition!!

Don Quixote (/ˌdɒn kˈhtiˌdɒn ˈkwɪkst/;[1] Spanish: [doŋ kiˈxote]), fully titled The Ingenious Nobleman Sir Quixote of La Mancha (SpanishEl Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha,
pronounced [el iŋxeˈnjoso iˈðalɣo ðoŋ kiˈxote ðe la ˈmantʃa]), is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published, such as the Bokklubben World Library collection that cites Don Quixote as the authors’ choice for the “best literary work ever written”.[2]

The story follows the adventures of a noble (hidalgo) named Alonso Quixano who reads so many chivalric romances that he loses his sanity and decides to set out to revive chivalry, undo wrongs, and bring justice to the world, under the name Don Quixote de la Mancha. He recruits a simple farmer, Sancho Panza, as his squire, who often employs a unique, earthy wit in dealing with Don Quixote’s rhetorical orations on antiquated knighthood. Don Quixote, in the first part of the book, does not see the world for what it is and prefers to imagine that he is living out a knightly story.

Throughout the novel, Cervantes uses such literary techniques as realismmetatheatre, and intertextuality. The book had a major influence on the literary community, as evidenced by direct references in Alexandre Dumas‘ The Three Musketeers (1844), Mark Twain‘s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), and Edmond Rostand‘s Cyrano de Bergerac(1897), as well as the word “quixotic” and the epithet “Lothario“; the latter refers to a character in “El curioso impertinente” (“The Impertinently Curious Man”), an intercalated story that appears in Part One, chapters 33–35. Arthur Schopenhauer cited Don Quixote as one of the four greatest novels ever written, along with Tristram ShandyLa Nouvelle Héloïse, and Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre.


Don Quijote De La Mancha 1882 Spanish Edition.

Provenance: Part of the Calvert Hall/Obenchain/Godwin/McMillan Collection.

Calvert Hall,Obenchain,McMillan,Godwin Introduction PDF

Dimensions: 7.5″ x 5.25″

Condition: Fair ORIGINAL CONDITION…..some damage

Price Now: $1,254

Don Quijote De La Mancha 1882 Spanish Edition

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