When he died, George Washington's Study contained almost 900 volumes, numerous pamphlets, and a large collection of maps. The books indicate his interests in literature, mathematics, history, geography and science. He purchased this four-volume edition of Don Quixote on September 17, 1787, while presiding over the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Cervantes' satirical novel about truth and deception, first published in 1605, remains one of the world's most popular works of fiction today.

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Date

1786


People


Geography

  • Published - England

Material/Technique

Leather, paper board, paper, ink


Credit

Gift of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, 1983


Object Number

ML-267-W


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