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Image 1874-Boston-Lee-01-004 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator Albert d'Arnoux 'Bertall' 
Engraver Charles Maurand 
Title Caption  
Title Supplied Don Quixote reading chivalry books in his library 
Part Part I, Madrid 1605  
Chapter Chapter 1 
Subject 1.1 DQ at his library reading chivalric novels
Illustration Type Vignette
Technique Wood engraving or Xylography
Color Black and white 
Page Number
Image Dimension 130 x 80 
Page Dimension 170 x 115 
Commentary Alonso Quijano, reading chivalry books, becomes mad.
In the background, an errant knight fighting against giants and dragons to save a princess; a painting on the wall? or don Quixote's imagination?; well-resolved ambiguity (reality or fantasy?).
Excellent drawing and engraving. 
Notes 1 - Same illustration first published in Paris: L. Hachette et Cie., 1863.