Don Quixote de la Mancha. First Edition
To celebrate the 4th centenary of the publication of the Second part of Don Quixote de la Mancha, we wanted to pay homage to the great literary figure of Miguel de Cervantes by reproducing the first edition of the first and second parts of his masterpiece of world literature. To do so we have put together a facsimile using the beautiful original copy held in the Library of Cigarral del Carmen (Toledo).
For the first time, both parts of Cervantes’ work are republished as complete copies, printed in Madrid by Juan de la Cuesta, and taken from a perfectly documented bibliographic history.
Quixote, with such an impressive and also insuperable legacy, reveals the spirit of a people who were unwilling to accept their destiny and who sought to forge their own future.
The originals of the first edition are conserved in the Library of Cigarral del Carmen (Toledo):
First part, 1605: The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha
Second part, 1615: The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha
First part: 12 sheets, 312 pages, 8 sheets.
Second part: 8 sheets, 280 pages, 4 sheets.
Special paper for this edition
Collected, folded and stitched by hand
Bound in crimson leather over board, with gold embossing, like the originals.
Historical and documentary book
Both books are presented in an elegant case.
Single run of 995 copies, certified and numbered by notarial report.