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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)

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