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Recueil des pièces de théâtres [title on spine]

Les Jardiniers, comédie en deux actes
L'Amoureux de quinze ans, ou la double fête, comédie en trois actes
Le Cadi dupé, opéra-comique en un acte
Les Deux avares, comédie en deux actes
L'Amitié à l'épreuve, comédie en deux actes
Le Tableau parlant, comédie-parade, en un acte

1765–71
Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Engraved by Antoine Jean Duclos (French, 1742–1795), Engraved by Joseph de Longueil (French, 1730–1792), Author Bertin Davesne (French, 18th century), Author Pierre Laujon (French, 1727–1811), Author Johann Paul Aegidius Martini (1741–1816), Author Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny (French, 1729–1817), Author Pierre René Lemonnier (French, 1731–1796), Author Charles-Georges Fenouillot de Falbaire (French, 1727–1800/01), Author André-Ernest Modeste Grétry (French, 1741–1813), Author Charles-Simon Favart (French, 1710–1792), Author Louis Anseaume (French, 1721–1784), Publisher Nicolas Bonaventure Duchesne (French, died in 1765), Publisher Delalain (firm) (18th century), Publisher Claude François Simon (French, 1710–1767)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 274 (w/o pls.), 391, 604-05

Dimensions

Overall: 19.8 x 13.5 x 3.4 cm (7 13/16 x 5 5/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.1530

Medium or Technique

Six books bound together, with two etching and engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Paris: various publishers, 1765-1771) Octavo, six titles bound together; [1] 36 leaves; [2] 48 ll., plus plate; [3] 32 ll.; [4] 51 ll., plus plate; [5] 24 ll.; [6] 38 ll.; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Literary illustrations, musical scores.


Paris: various publishers, 1765-1771

Provenance

Acquired in 1924 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