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|Illustration No.||1  |
|Illustrator||Jean-Ignace-Isidore Gérard Grandville (?)|
|Engraver||Paul Constant Soyer|
|Title Caption||The scrutiny of don Quixote's library|
|Part||Part I, Madrid 1605|
6.2 Scrutiny of DQ’s library
Wood engraving or Xylography
|Color||Black and white|
|Image Dimension||87 x 78|
|Page Dimension||242 x 155|
|Commentary||The scene has been resolved with a good narrative composition; the barber taking the books from the shelves, the priest reading them, the niece piling them up and the housekeeper throwing them through the window to the courtyard.
The figures of the priest, reading with attention, and the housekeeper are quite remarkable.
Good drawing and engraving.
|Notes||1 - Previously-used for Tours: Mame, 1848 (and 1858, 1877).
2 - The illustration is not signed by the illustrator.