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La Secchia rapita poema eroicomico

Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Illustrated by Clément Pierre Marillier (French, 1740–1808), Illustrated by Jean-Baptiste Huet (French, 1745–1811), Illustrated by François Marie Isidore Queverdo (French, 1748–about 1808), Engraved by Jacques Le Roy (French, born in 1739), Engraved by Antoine Jean Duclos (French, 1742–1795), Engraved by François Denis Née (French, 1735–1818), Engraved by Jean François Rousseau (French, born in 1740), Engraved by Jean Jacques Pasquier (French, died in 1785), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Simonet (French, 1742–1813), Author Alessandro Tassoni (Italian, 1565–1635), Printer Laurent François Prault (French, 1712–1780)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 980-981; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 19


Overall (each vol.): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm (9 x 6 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Lorenzo Prault e Pietro Durand, 1766) Octavo, two vols.; [v. 1] 118 leaves, plus eng. frontisp., title, and 4 plates; [v. 2] 120 ll., plus title and 8 pls.; modern gilt-stamped mottled brown morocco.

Engraved titles, dedication, author portrait, literary illustrations, decorative vignettes and tailpieces.

Paris: Laurenzo Prault e Pierre Durand, 1766


Unidentified armorial bookplate with motto "Deo et Regi"; acquired in 1907 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