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Oeuvres de P. Corneille, avec les commentaires de Voltaire

1817
Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Illustrated by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon (French, 1758–1823), Engraved by Jean Bosq (French, early 19th century), Engraved by Devilliers (French, active early 19th century), Engraved by Jacques-Louis Petit (French, 1760–about 1812), Engraved by Jean François Ribault (French, 1767–1820), Engraved by Barthélemy Joseph Fulcran Roger (French, 1767–1841), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Simonet (French, 1742–1813), Portrait(s) designed by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, 1736–1807), Author Pierre Corneille (French, 1606–1684), Author François Marie Arouet de Voltaire (French, 1694–1778), Publisher Antoine Augustin Renouard (French, 1765–1853), Printer Crapelet [firm] (French, late 18th–early 19th century)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 255-56

Dimensions

Overall (each vol., depth variable): 21.1 x 14 x 3.9 cm (8 5/16 x 5 1/2 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.1748a-l

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 26 etching and engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Paris: Crapelet, for Antoine-Augustin Renouard, 1817) Octavo, twelve vols.; (v. 1) [2 ff.] xv, 450 pp. [1 f.], plus 1 plate; (v. 2) [2 ff.] 556 pp., plus 2 pls.; (v. 3) [2 ff.] 398 pp. [1 f.], plus 2 pls.; (v. 4) [2 ff.] 442 pp. [1 f.], plus 3 pls.; (v. 5) [2 ff.] 412 pp., plus 2 pls.; (v. 6) [2 ff.] 480 pp., plus 2 pls.; (v. 7) [2 ff.] 506 pp. [1 f.], plus 2 pls.; (v. 8) [2 ff.] 480 pp. [2 f.], plus 3 pls.; (v. 9) [2 ff.] 478 pp. [1 f.]; (v. 10) [2 ff.] 438 pp.; (v. 11) [2 ff.] 639 pp., plus 5 pls.; (v. 12) [2 ff.] 459 pp., plus 3 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped vellum.

Literary and religious illustrations; author portraits.


Paris: Crapelet, for Antoine-Augustin Renouard, 1817

Provenance

R. Anderson (armorial bookplate); acquired in 1912 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