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Histoire de Manon Lescaut et du Chevalier des Grieux

1797
Illustrated by L. J. Lefebvre (French, active end of 18th–beginning of 19th century), Engraved by Jacques-Joseph Coiny (French, 1761–1809), Portrait(s) designed by Georg Friedrich Schmidt (German, 1712–1775), Engraved by Etienne Ficquet (French, 1719–1794), Author Abbé Prévost (French, 1697–1763), Printer Pierre Didot (French, 1761–1853), Publisher Bleuet (18th century)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 823; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 92

Dimensions

Overall (each vol., depth variable): 12.5 x 8 x 2.3 cm (4 15/16 x 3 1/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

37.1777a-b

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 17 etching and engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Paris: P. Didot l’aîné, for Bleuet, 1797) 18mo, two vols.; [v. 1] 115 leaves, plus 9 plates; [v. 2] 109 ll., plus 8 pls.; modern gilt-stamped brown morocco.

Literary illustrations; added author portrait.


Paris: P. Didot l’aîné, for Bleuet, 1797

Provenance

Acquired at Anderson Galleries auction, New York, in 1914 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