CERVANTES, Miguel de. (1547-1616) - Les principales avantures de l'admirable don Quichotte. The Hague: Pierre de Hondt, 1746. A copy complete with the 31 engraved plates. The text is not contained within the woodcut border as in other copies. This French edition appeared in the same year as a Dutch edition from the same publisher, with the same illustrations. Large paper copies in folio also exist. 4to (268 x 215mm). Title in red and black with engraved vignette, engraved and woodcut headpieces and initials, 31 engraved plates in first state without numbering by Coypel, Cochin, Boucher, le Bas and Tremolières after Picart, Van Schley and others (some browning, lacking the final instructions to the binder with canceled catchword). Contemporary calf, gilt fillet and spine, red edges (rubbing, scuffing and chipping). Provenance: Count of Perrone (1789-1849, exlibris; politician, patriot and military).