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Atala. René.

Illustrated by Etienne Barthélemy Garnier (French, 1759–1849), Engraved by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, 1736–1807), Engraved by Pierre Philippe Choffard (French, 1730–1809), Author François-René Chateaubriand (French, 1768–1848), Printer and Publisher Jean-Baptiste Etienne-Elie Le Normant (French, 1765–1832)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 229; Ray, French Illustrated Books, 85


Overall: 17 x 11 x 3.1 cm (6 11/16 x 4 5/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with six etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Le Normant, 1805) Duodecimo; [2 ff.], 46, 331 pp., plus 5 plates; contemporary half gilt-stamped brown calf, ochre pastepaper boards.

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Le Normant, 1805


Acquired in 1925 from Nourry, Paris, 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