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1764
Engraved by Jean Jacques Flipart (French, 1719–1782), Engraved by Noël Le Mire (French, 1724–1801), Engraved by Jean Charles Baquoy (French, 1721–1777), Engraved by Louis Simon Lempereur (French, 1725–1796), Engraved by Joseph de Longueil (French, 1730–1792), Engraved by Benoît-Louis Prévost (French, about 1735–about 1804), Engraved by Antoine Radigues (French, worked in Russia, 1721–1809), After Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Engraved by Claude Henri Watelet (French, 1718–1786), After Jean Baptiste Marie Pierre (French, 1713–1789), Author Pierre Corneille (French, 1606–1684), Editor François Marie Arouet de Voltaire (French, 1694–1778), Printer Gabriel Cramer (Swiss, 1723–1793)


Place of Publication: Geneva, Switzerland

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 255; Ray 17.

Dimensions

Overall (each volume): 20 x 13.2 x 3.3 cm (7 7/8 x 5 3/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.1750a-l

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 35 etching and engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Geneva: [Gerald Cramer] 1764) Octavo, 12 volumes; [v. 1] 232 leaves, plus 3 plates; [v. 2] 219 leaves [lacks leaf “Avis au relieur”], plus 2 plates; [v. 3] 258, plus 3 plates; [v. 4] 245 leaves, plus 3 plates; [v.5] 218 leaves, plus 2 plates; [v. 6 (single leaf of Table bound at end of v. 8)] 223 leaves, plus 3 plates; [v. 7] 236 leaves, plus 3 plates; [v. 8] 197 leaves, plus 3 plates (plus Table for v. 6); [v. 9] 225 leaves, plus 3 plates; [v. 10] 251 leaves, plus 4 plates; [v. 11] 252 leaves, plus 4 plates; [v. 12] 205 leaves, plus 2 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped marbled calf.

Etched and engraved frontispiece with author portrait; illustrations to dramatic plays


Geneva: [Gerald Cramer] 1764

Provenance

William H. Eliot; George C. Shattuck; acquired from Schoenhoef in 1921 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