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Le cabinet des fées, ou Collection choisie des contes des fées, et autres contes merveilleux, ornés de figures.

1785–89
Illustrated by Clément Pierre Marillier (French, 1740–1808), Engraved by Pierre Philippe Choffard (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Jean Dambrun (French, 1741–about 1808)


Place of Publication: Geneva, Switzerland; Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 198; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 46

Dimensions

Overall (each vol., depth variable): 17 x 10.6 x 4 cm (6 11/16 x 4 3/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.1743a-oo

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 119 etching and engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Geneva: Barde, Manget & Compagnie; and Paris: Cuchet, 1785[-1789]) Duodecimo, 41 vols.; [v. 1] 237 leaves, plus 3 plates; [v. 2] 275 ll., plus 3 pls.; [v. 3] 278 ll., plus 3 pls.; [v. 4] 239 ll., plus 3 pls.; [v. 5-41–similar]; contemporary gilt-stamped speckled brown calf.

Literary illustrations.


Geneva: Barde, Manget & Compagnie, and Paris: Cuchet, 1785[-1789]

Provenance

Acquired in 1927 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