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Oeuvres de Crébillon

Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Engraved by Jean Bosq (French, early 19th century), Engraved by Remi Henri Joseph Delvaux (French, 1748/50–1823), Engraved by Jean François Ribault (French, 1767–1820), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Simonet (French, 1742–1813), Portrait(s) designed by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, 1736–1807), Portrait(s) designed by Alexandre Joseph Desenne (French, 1785–1827), Portrait(s) designed by Achille Devéria (French, 1800–1857), Author Prosper Jolyot Crébillon (French, 1674–1762), Publisher Lefèvre [firm] (French, active early 19th century), Printer Jules Didot aîné (French, 1794–1871)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 264-65 (1818 ed.)


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 25.2 x 17 x 4.5 cm (9 15/16 x 6 11/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 33 etchings and etching with engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: J. Didot l’aîné, for Lefèvre and Aimé-André, 1828) Octavo, two vols.; (v. 1) viii, 399 pp., plus 16 plates; (v. 2) [2 ff.] 448 pp. [1 f.], plus 17 plates; modern gilt-stamped red morocco (Capé).

Literary illustrations; author portraits.

Paris: J. Didot l’aîné, for Lefèvre and Aimé-André, 1828


Bibliothèque Genard (booklabel; perhaps M. Génard of Grenoble [sale, Paris, 15-30 November 1882]); acquired in 1925 from George D. Smith Book Co., New York, 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