Don Quixote | by Miguel de Cervantes | William T. Wiley

Don Quixote | by Miguel de Cervantes | William T. Wiley

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The novel in two volumes by Miguel de Cervantes
Translated by Edith Grossman
With 97 illustrations by William T. Wiley

Signed by the artist

Additional optional print available

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William T. Wiley seems to have been destined to illustrate Cervantes. When we proposed the project to him, Wiley said, “Oh, I couldn’t do that; it’s too much me!” Eventually, he came around, and in his typically generous manner created 42 full-page prints for Book I, and 55 for Book II. Edith Grossman’s translation is a revelation, simultaneously classic and contemporary, eminently readable, and above all hilarious.

In Book II, Don Quixote visits a print shop; Wiley created a separate pictorial print illustrating the occasion, entitled “Don Quixote in a Printing House in Barcelona”, available for purchase alongside the books.

Production Details

  • Edition of 400 numbered sets for sale

  • Octavo, 10 3/8 by 7 inches; Book I: 576 pages, Book II: 632 pages

  • Bound in brown and beige goatskin with gold titling, in two slipcases

  • Text broadside mentioned in the prospectus is sold out

  • Arion Press publication numbers #86 and #89, 2009 and 2010

Read the full prospectus here.

Optional Print

“Don Quixote in a Printing House in Barcelona” is a relief print in black and three colors, printed by letterpress at Arion Press.

  • Edition of 40 prints for sale, signed and numbered by the artist

  • 18 by 24 inches

  • $1,500; sold only with the two-volume set