London: Dent/NY: Dutton, 1902/1897 thus illustrated, 1st US printing thus, Edinburgh, Coleton and Cov. Limited Printers; xiii - xiv Editor's Foreword; olive boards with large yellow and black stamped illustration of Don Quixote on his horse and illustrated spine; on bottom board, the head of Sancho Panza and a 2.5 deeply embossed circular gilt emblem of "King Edward VI Grammar Schools Birmingham," top edge gilt, rough cut fore edge and bottom edge, green decorated endpapers, red bordered frontis and title page with tissue, 43 black and white illustrations, 8 vo.; 531 pp. Juvenile hardback.
"The present edition is one specially adapted for young people...In a word, the effort has been made to confine this edition solely to the 'Adventures,' properly so called, of Don Quixote and his inimitable squire, Sancho Panza. In the hope that the volume will, in this shape, meet with that flavour from youth which its healthy fun and frolic undoubtedly merit, it is herewith placed in their hands." Rewritten in slightly archaic language, but Robinson's full page captioned illustrations, which are full of character, come along every ten pages or so.
CONDITION: Very Good; neat small name "e biblioteca...." ; clean boards with sharp corners but bottom tips rubbed through; a few very small surface rubs on endpapers; tissue guard and pages through Editor's Forward have pale foxing, most in margins, also last page; one page carelessly opened, clean pages, appears unread, very straight and tight. Archival mylar jacket. Item #13020