The Revd. John Bowle of Idmiston Co. Wilts.The Revd. John Bowle was lineally descended from John Bowle D.D. Bishop of Rochesterů"I rejoice to see the admired Cervantes merge again from oblivion in his won language and receive additional lustre from a British pen." Dated 2nd March 1778. [Facsimile signature:] J. Bowle.
Stipple and letterpress. Plate 336 x 235mm. 13╝ x 9╝".
John Bowle was the first real editor of Don Quixote, and is a relatively unknown figure. In 1781 Bowle published a three-volume edition of Don Quixote. Bowle revered Cervantes and thought of the text as a classic work which had been considered merely comic and bawdy for too long.
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