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Image 1822-Paris-Mequignon-01-002-f 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator Richard Parkes Bonington 
Engraver Samuel Sangster 
Title Caption  
Title Supplied Don Quixote reading chivalry books at his library 
Part Part I, Madrid 1605  
Chapter Chapter 1 
Subject 1.1 DQ at his library reading chivalric novels
Illustration Type Chapter illustration
Technique Burin engraving
Color Black and white 
Page Number Prev. to title page 
Image Dimension 112 x 82 
Page Dimension 207 x 127 
Commentary Alonso Quijano, reading chivalry books at his library, becomes mad (notice his expression).
Usual setting; books and arms all around the room.
Don Quixote's figure has been engraved clumsily; the setting is better. 
Notes 1 - Extra-illustration included in this unique copy (not in the edition.
2 - It was first published in Le Keepsake Fran├žais (Paris/London: Giraldon-Bovinet & Co./Whittaker & Co., 1831) and in The Album Wreath (1835) with the title "Don Quixote in his study".
3 - "The design is stiff, nor does the conception altogether add to the fame of the great artist Bonington" (Ashbee 161).
4 - Placed as frontispiece.