A rare first edition of Miguel de Cervantes' "Don Quixote", published 400 years ago, has been unearthed in Spain, Spanish television reported late.
A group of experts are investigating whether the tome, found near the southern city of Murcia, is a first edition from 1605.
Only 18 are known to exist worldwide, four of them in Spain.
The tome emerged when the hamlet of Alhama organised a Quixote exhibition, calling on local children to bring a copy from their parents' collection.One child brought along an edition explaining it was a family heirloom which had belonged to an ancestor who lived in Cuba.
(via)Posted by Bill Stilwell at February 04, 2005 07:07 PM