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Oeuvres..., avec des remarques grammaticales; des avertissemens et des observations sur chaque pièce

Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Engraved by Jean Charles Baquoy (French, 1721–1777), Engraved by Nicolas Delaunay (French, 1739–1792), Engraved by Antoine Jean Duclos (French, 1742–1795), Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), Engraved by Isidore Stanislas Helman (French, 1743–1806), Engraved by Jacques Philippe Le Bas (French, 1707–1783), Engraved by Louis Legrand (French, 1863–1951), Engraved by Jean Jacques André Le Veau (French, 1729–1785), Engraved by Louis Joseph Masquelier (French, 1741–1811), Engraved by François Denis Née (French, 1735–1818), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Simonet (French, 1742–1813), Engraved by Louis Jacques Cathelin (French, 1738–1804), Portrait(s) designed by Pierre Mignard (French, 1612–1695), Author J. B. P. Molière (French, 1622–1673), Printer Michel Lambert (French, 1722?–1787)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 716-18; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 50


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 20.4 x 13.5 x 4.6 cm (8 1/16 x 5 5/16 x 1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 40 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Michel Lambert, for La Compagnie des Libraires Associés, 1773) Octavo, six vols.; [v. 1] 268 leaves, plus 5 plates; [v. 2] 290 ll., plus 6 pls.; [v. 3] 278 ll., plus 6 pls.; [v. 4] 282 ll., plus 6 pls.; [v. 5] 340 ll., plus 5 pls.; [v. 6] 354 ll., plus 6 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped brown calf.

Dramatic illustrations; author portrait; decorative title fleurons.

Paris: Michel Lambert, for La Compagnie des Libraires Associés, 1773


Acquired in 1905 from Maggs, London, 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