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Oeuvres complètes de La Fontaine, précédées d'une nouvelle notice sur sa vie

Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Engraved by Jean Bosq (French, early 19th century), Engraved by Jean Louis Delignon (French, 1755–about 1804), Engraved by Remi Henri Joseph Delvaux (French, 1748/50–1823), Engraved by Devilliers frères (French, 1784–about 1818/after 1844), Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), Engraved by Louis François Mariage (French, active 1785–1811), Engraved by François Pigeot (French, early 19th century), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Simonet (French, 1742–1813), Engraved by Philippe Trière (French, 1756–about 1815), Engraved by Antoine-Claude-François Villerey (French, 1754–1828), Portrait(s) designed by Hyacinthe François Rigau y Ros, called Hyacinthe Rigaud (French, 1659–1743), Engraved by Jean François Ribault (French, 1767–1820), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Publisher Lefèvre [firm] (French, active early 19th century), Printer Pierre Didot (French, 1761–1853)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 585-86 [1814 ed.]


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 20.8 x 13.6 x 3.6 cm (8 3/16 x 5 3/8 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 26 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: P. Didot l’aîné, for Lefèvre, 1818) Octavo, six vols.; (v. 1) [2 ff.] xci, 242 pp., plus 7 plates; (v. 2) [2 ff.] 320 pp., plus 6 pls.; (v. 3) [2 ff.] 486 pp., plus 9 pls.; (v. 4) [2 ff.] 547 pp., plus 2 pls.; (v. 5) 338 pp. [1 f.], plus 2 pls.; (v. 6) [2 ff.] 494 pp.; contemporary gilt-stamped marbled brown calf (some ivory phase boxes).

Literary illustrations, author portrait.

Paris: P. Didot l’aîné, for Lefèvre, 1818


B. D. Greene (booklabel); acquired in 1929 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