Cervantes Collection Catalogue Debuts Feb. 2 at Cushing Library

MarComm | January 21, 2011

Texas A&M University Libraries will host “Rare and Curious: A Presentation of the New Catalogue of the Cervantes Collection” at 3 p.m., Feb. 2, at Cushing Memorial Library and Archives in the Mayo-Thomas Room.

Guest speakers will be Eduardo Urbina, director of the Cervantes Project and professor of Hispanic studies and Fernando González Moreno, professor of art history at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, who collaborated in the editing and publication of this work.

The catalogue commemorates the University Libraries’ acquisition of their 4 millionth volume, Don Quixote De La Mancha, Parts I and II, Barcelona, 1617. The extremely rare 1617 edition was acquired thanks to a generous gift from Sara and John Lindsey ’44 of Houston.

The Eduardo Urbina Cervantes Collection in the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, Texas A&M University Libraries (Vigo, Spain: Editorial Academia del Hispanismo, 2010) contains detailed annotations and descriptions as well as 130 color illustrations. The catalogue was published with the support of the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Texas A&M University Libraries.

The campus community and general public are invited to the catalogue presentation. For more information, contact Cushing Memorial Library at 979-845-1951.