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Contes et nouvelles en vers

1874–75
Illustrated by Frédéric Désiré Hillemacher (Belgian, active in France, 1811–1886), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Publisher N. Scheuring (French, 19th century)


Place of Publication: Lyon, France

Dimensions

Overall (each vol., depth variable): 22.3 x 14.6 x 2.5 cm (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

37.2335a-b

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 162 etchings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Lyon: N. Scheuring, 1874-1875) Octavo, two vols.; (v. 1) [2 ff.] viii, 226 pp., plus 3 pls.; (v. 2) [2 ff.] v pp., [1 f.] 272 pp., plus 1 pl.; contemporary half gilt-stamped red morocco, marbled paper boards.

Literary illustrations.


Lyon: N. Scheuring, 1874-1875

Provenance

Acquired in 1905 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