Les Nouvelles de Miguel de Cervantès Saavedra
Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616)
Publisher: Dubochet et Cie
2 volumes. 385 pages with frontispiece and pictorial title; 375 pages with pictorial title. Octavos 98" x 5") bound in quarter leather with gilt lettering and decorations to spines over blue paisley boards with ribbon book mark and marbled endpapers and pastedowns.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was an Early Modern Spanish writer widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and one of the world's pre-eminent novelists. He is best known for his novel Don Quixote, a work often cited as both the first modern novel and one of the pinnacles of world literature.
His first significant novel, titled La Galatea, was published in 1585, but he continued to work as a purchasing agent, and later as government tax collector. Part One of Don Quixote was published in 1605, and Part Two in 1615. Other works include the 12 Novelas ejemplares (Exemplary Novels); a long poem, the Viaje del Parnaso (Journey to Parnassus); and Ocho comedias y ocho entremeses (Eight Plays and Eight Interludes). Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda (The Travails of Persiles and Sigismunda), was published posthumously in 1616.
Extremities rubbed, corners bumped, spine head of volume one split else about a very good set.