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)

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