Contes et nouvelles en vers
Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Engraved by Joseph de Longueil (French, 1730–1792), Engraved by Noël Le Mire (French, 1724–1801), Engraved by Jean Jacques André Le Veau (French, 1729–1785), Engraved by Jacques Aliamet (French, 1726–1788), Engraved by Jean Charles Baquoy (French, 1721–1777), Engraved by Pierre Philippe Choffard (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Delafosse (French, 1721–1806), Engraved by Jean Jacques Flipart (French, 1719–1782), Engraved by Louis Simon Lempereur (French, 1725–1796), Engraved by Jean Ouvrier (French, 1725–1784), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Printer Joseph Gérard Barbou (French, 1723–1790)
Place of Publication: Paris, France
Cohen-de Ricci 568
Overall (each vol., depth variable): 16.7 x 11.5 x 2.7 cm (6 9/16 x 4 1/2 x 1 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with 82 etching and engravings
Not On View
(Amsterdam [i.e., Paris: Barbou] 1762) Octavo, two vols.; [v. 1] 143 leaves, plus 39 plates; [v. 2] 161 ll., plus 41 pls.; modern half gilt-stamped blue morocco, marbled paper boards (David).
Illustrations to La Fontaine’s tales.
Amsterdam [i.e., Paris: Barbou] 1762
Acquired in 1909 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.
William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent