Don Quixote de la Mancha - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Charles Jarvis (illustrator), John Heaviside Clark (illustrator) 1819 - Printed for T. M'Lean, London Four finely bound volumes of what many consider to be the first true novel in Western literature, illustrated with 24 hand-colored engraved plates by John Heaviside Clark.

Inspired by his ever expanding library of books on chivalry, our hero Don Quixote, with his anointed squire Sancho Panza, sets off on his adventures, and the windmill-chasing antics of Don Quixote have continued to delight for over four centuries.
  Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, novelist, poet and playwright (1547-1616). The date of his death, 23rd April, is Spain's 'Day of the Rose' celebrated with the exchange of books and gifts. In 1995 UNESCO chose this date as world book day, Shakespeare's death on the very same day adding weight to the decision - 'The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes'.

John Heaviside ‘Waterloo’ Clark (1771-1863) was a Scottish landscape painter and illustrator who earned his nickname from a series of sketches that he undertook immediately after the Battle of Waterloo. Clark exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy between 1801 and 1832.

Reference: Abbey,
Life 238. Houfe, British Book Illustrators, 260.

Four octavo volumes (binding size 22x14cm), pp. lxxxviii 376 [2]; vii [1] 403 [3]; xvi 370 [2]; viii 440 [2].
  Bound in full tan calf, spines intricately decorated in gilt, twin red morocco lebales lettered in gilt, twin gilt filet borders to covers, marbled edges.   Condition: Near fine, gentle spotting to first and last few pages, in fine bindings.   Ref: 109646   Price: HK$ 19,000