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Image 1800-London-01-006 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator Richard Corbould 
Engraver Charles Turner Warren 
Title Caption DON QUIXOTE, meditating his exploits in Chivalry. 
Title Supplied  
Part Part I, Madrid 1605  
Chapter Chapter 1 
Subject 1.1 DQ at his library reading chivalric novels
Illustration Type Chapter illustration
Technique Etching (acquaforte)
Burin engraving
Color Black and white 
Page Number f.p. 42 
Image Dimension 128 x 84 
Page Dimension 138 x 87 
Commentary Canonical image of don Quixote at his library meditating about chivalry novels.
He is holding his lance; other arms on the floor and on the table.
Good drawing and engraving.
In an ornamental and architectural frame with don Quixote's arms (lance, barber basin, sword, torch...), his own head with straws growing from it (symbol of his madness) and Folly's head; the whole illustration has got a remarkable decorative effect. 
Notes 1 - It includes indication "Vide Book I. Chap. 1. Page 42".
2 - Dated in July 2, 1796.
3 - In other copies, with the same or different caption and frame, for p. 3 (1796) and for p. 42 (1810 and 1819) (Ashbee).