Fables choisies de La Fontaine, ornées de figures lithographiques

Illustrated by Carle Vernet (French, 1758–1836), Illustrated by Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet (called Horace Vernet) (French, 1789–1863), Illustrated by Hippolyte Lecomte (French, 1781–1857), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Printer and Publisher Godefroy Engelmann (German, active in France, 1788–1839), Printer Fain [firm] (French, early 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Dayot, Carle Vernet, 166; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 99


Overall (each vol.): 28 x 40.8 x 4 cm (11 x 16 1/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 121 lithographs

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Engelmann, 1818) Oblong folio, two vols.; (v. 1) 57 folios, plus 61 plates; (v. 2) 56 fols., plus 59 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped half red morocco, red-orange paper boards.

Illustrations to La Fontaine’s fables.

Paris: Engelmann, 1818


Mrs. Samuel Cabot, by whom given to MFA, April 11, 1957.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot