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Contes et nouvelles

1697
Illustrated by Romeyn de Hooghe (Dutch, 1645–1708), Author Giovanni Boccaccio (Italian, 1313–1375), Printer George Gallet (17th century), Engraver Demautort (French, active in 1768)


Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet I, 1006-1007; Landwehr, de Hooghe, 88

Dimensions

Overall (each vol.): 15.8 x 10.5 x 3 cm (6 1/4 x 4 1/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.1567a-b

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 101 etchings, and extra-illustrated portrait

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: George Gallet, 1697) Octavo, 2 vols.; (v. 1) 195 leaves, (v. 2) 220 leaves; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped red morocco (Chambolle-Duru, 1864)

Allegorical frontispiece; illustrations to Boccaccio’s tales


Amsterdam: George Gallet, 1697

Provenance

Acquired in 1904 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