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He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a...

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he who loses his courage, loses all

Miguel de Cervantes

Spanish novelist, poet and playwright, died 22nd April 1616.

The State Library of New South Wales holds a large, special collection of Cervantes material, which includes 1,100 different editions of Don Quixote. These special editions include an edition with paintings by Salvador Dali, a first edition of the second part of Don Quixote dated 1620 and a 1789 edition published during the French Revolution. Fifty languages are represented including Hebrew, Afrikaans, Welsh and Portuguese