Barcelona, Biblioteca Nacional de Catalunya, Cerv. vit. III-3

The Quixote of Avellaneda Facsimile Edition

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Alonso Fernández de Avellaneda: this is the name behind the Segundo tomo del ingenious hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha qui contiene la tercera salida y es la quinta parte de sus aventuras, published in Terragona in 1614.

This name is a pseudonym concealing the real name of a writer whose identity, still now, remains unknown despite the several attempts on behalf of scholars to determine who he was: the intel gathered so far seem to lead to a learned figure, very close to nobility, a skilled writer both capable and experienced.

Apocryphal Text

Cervantes, following the publication and the success of the first part of the Don Quixote, waited a long time before publishing the second part, which was preceded by the release of this apocryphal text.

As a result, Cervantes’ second book begins with a prologue, in which the author alludes to Avellaneda’s Don Quixote, and promises to cover, in this second part, all of the hidalgo’s adventures up to his death and burial.

Avellaneda’s Don Quixote, although not the result of Cervantes’ genius, is considered an interesting novel and had considerable success: several editions have followed after the renowned edition of 1614 which brought exceptional luck to this text.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "The Quixote of Avellaneda": El Quijote de Avellaneda facsimile edition, published by Millennium Liber, 2017

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El Quijote de Avellaneda

Madrid: Millennium Liber, 2017

  • Commentary (Spanish)
  • Limited Edition: 995 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, The Quixote of Avellaneda: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

Facsimile edition printed on special made paper. Collected, folded and sewn by hand. The facsimile and the accompanying commentary volume are presented in an elegant case.

Binding

Leather bound on a board, goffered in gold like the original.

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