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Contes

1779
Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Illustrated by François Boucher (French, 1703–1770), Illustrated by Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (French, 1715–1790), Engraved by Géraud Vidal (French, 1742–1804), Author Giovanni Boccaccio (Italian, 1313–1375)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 161

Dimensions

Overall (each vol., depth variable): 21 x 13.4 x 3.2 cm (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.1370a-j

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 111 (plus 20 supplementary) etching and engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(“Londres” [i.e., Paris]: 1779) Octavo, ten vols.; [v. 1] 130 leaves, plus plates; [v. 2] 196 ll., plus pls.; [v. 3] 158 ll., plus pls.; [v. 4] 129 ll., plus pls.; [v. 5] 124 ll., plus pls.; [v. 6] 88 ll., plus pls.; [v. 7] 99 ll., plus pls.; [v. 8] 130 ll., plus pls.; [v. 9] 102 ll., plus pls.; [v. 10] 126 ll., plus pls.; nineteenth century gilt-stamped half brown morocco, marbled paper boards.

Literary illustrations, with additional erotic scenes.


“Londres” [i.e., Paris]: 1779

Provenance

Acquired in 1911[?] by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent