1950: The Adventures of Don Quixote, by Miguel de Servantes Saavedra – Rare Penguin Paperback


The Adventures of Don Quixote is a classic novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra that follows the journey of an aging gentleman, Alonso Quixano, who becomes so enamored with tales of chivalry and adventure that he decides to become a knight himself. Donning a suit of armor and taking up a lance, he sets out on a quest to right wrongs and defend the honor of his lady love, Dulcinea. Along the way, he encounters a host of colorful characters and engages in a series of comical and often absurd adventures that test his courage, his wit, and his sanity. The novel is a timeless masterpiece of satire and social commentary, exploring themes of identity, reality, and the power of imagination.

This particular edition of The Adventures of Don Quixote is a rare, vintage paperback published by Penguin Books in 1950.

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The Adventures of Don Quixote, by Miguel de Servantes Saavedra, a new translation by J. M. Cohen, published by Penguin Books, Middlesex, 1950. 940 pages.
Part of Penguin Classics series.

This is a rare, excellently preserved paperback copy of this work. Green framing on cover and spine with black ornamentation and lettering. The spine contains multiple thing folds the result of binder’s glue. it appears that the same binding defect caused the attachment of first black end page to the inside cover, resulting in a rip in the latter, and small defect on page 31. Please see photos to confirm condition.
Aside from the above, the volume is impeccably preserved, with only minor rubbing along corners and page edges. Pages are clean, crisp, with no writing or markings of any kind. This is a collectible item.

Weight .34 kg
Dimensions 18 × 12 × 3 cm




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