Selected Special Collections
Miguel de Cervantes Collection
Rare editions of Cervantes in eight different languages, the gift of Leonard Kebler, (over 400 volumes dispersed in the Division's collection).
From: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Vica y Itechos del Lugenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.
Don Quixote is the work best represented in the Library's Cervantes collection. There are nearly 100 editions in the original Spanish and 135 editions in 26 other languages. Noteworthy items in this respect are the first editions in Spanish, English, Italian, German, Dutch, Danish, Portugese and Swedish. Other works are presented by important and distinctive examples such as the first editions of Novelas Ejemplares in Italian and English; Persiles y Sigismunda in English and Italian; and Viage del Parnaso in Spanish.