In the Cervantino Museum, founded by D. Jaime Martínez Pantoja in the 1920s, we find an interesting exhibition of editions of Don Quixote in more than 70 different languages; some are of considerable value because of the signatures of the personalities who donated them and others because of their great bibliographic value.
Many of these editions are dedicated to El Toboso by different politicians and intellectuals. These include the first edition of EL QUIJOTE in Basque, another written in Celtic characters from Ireland, as well as a collection of manuscripts, including one made by the inmates of the Ocaña reformatory in 1926, with beautiful illustrations, and others in French, Chinese, Russian, English, etc., making up a collection of over 700 volumes.
Two works of the collection that are not “Don Quixote” stand out: one of them is “The Song of the Nibelungs” signed by Hitler, and the other is “The Green Book” signed by Gaddafi, which is undoubtedly a very significant piece.
Among the latest donations received is the first copy of the special commemorative edition of the 4th Centenary, “El Quijote del Toboso”, edited by José Perea Ramírez with illustrations by the painter José Manuel Exojo, both natives of Pedro Muñoz in the province of Ciudad Real.
- Location: Daoiz y Velarde Street, 3 | El Toboso
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- Contact: El Toboso Tourist Office