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Image 1808-Paris-01-003 
Illustration No. 1     
Illustrator Claude? Lefebvre 
Engraver Louis-Joseph Masquelier l’aîné 
Title Caption Sa pauvre tête n'étoit plus remplie que d'enchantemens, de batailles, de cartels, & c... 
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 Burin engraving
Color Black and white 
Page Number f.p. 23 
Image Dimension 95 x 53 
Page Dimension 129 x 76 
Commentary Don Quixote reading chivalry books at his library; arms on the floor and the greyhound next to him; Folly touchs don Quixote's head with her scepter and, among dark clouds, don Quixote's fantasies appear: a devil with blown bladders (like the "bojiganga"; 11:2), monsters, hybrid beings...
Scene conceived halfway through the 18th century allegorical frontispieces and the Romanticism imaginative illustrations.
Small illustration of great quality; highly-detailed drawing and engraving; good light and shadow effects. 
Notes 1 – Same plate first engraved for Paris: Didot L’Aîné-Deterville, 1799; now without frame and the signatures have been erased.