1885 DON QUIXOTE de La Mancha Cervantes Hardcover

Regular price $180.00

This antique hardcover book, published in 1885 by Belford, Clarke & Co, features Miguel de Cervantes' classic, Don Quixote de La Mancha. The book is written in English and includes  illustrations. The cover has gilt on the front end board and spine. The hinges are coming loose at both ends. There is also a bookplate and a name written in pencil towards the front of the book.

Quixote was obsessed with books depicting romance and chivalry.  The novel documents his attempts at applying the book's shiny morality to real life. His novel illustrated the contrast between romance and reality. Don Quixote was banned in Spain in 1640 for "expressing Lutheran beliefs" and in Chile in 1981 for "containing a plea for individual freedom, and an attack on authority." If you celebrate the freedom to read, this timeless classic is a perfect addition to your library.

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