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Fables ou allégories philosophiques

1772
Illustrated by Clément Pierre Marillier (French, 1740–1808), Engraved by Nicolas Delaunay (French, 1739–1792), Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), Engraved by Charles Louis Lingée (French, 1748–1819), Engraved by Louis Joseph Masquelier (French, 1741–1811), Engraved by Nicholas Ponce (French, 1746–1831), Author Claude Joseph Dorat (French, 1734–1780), Publisher Delalain (firm) (18th century)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 313

Dimensions

Overall: 22.3 x 14.5 x 2.8 cm (8 3/4 x 5 11/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

37.1398

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with five etching and engravings (two others added)

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(The Hague, and Paris: Delalain, 1772) Octavo; 103 leaves, plus 2 plates [two further plates added]; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Allegorical engraved title and frontispiece; decorative and literary fleuron, vignette, and tailpiece; author portrait added


The Hague, and Paris: Delalain, 1772

Provenance

Acquired in 1930 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