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Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Engraved by Jean Charles Levasseur (French, 1734–1816), Engraved by Jean Jacques André Le Veau (French, 1729–1785), Engraved by Louis Joseph Masquelier (French, 1741–1811), Engraved by Jean Massard (1740–1822), Author Jean-François Marmontel (French, 1723–1799), Publisher Joseph Merlin (French, 1718–1783), Printer Pierre-Alexandre Le Prieur (French, born in 1722)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 688


Overall: 17.1 x 10.8 x 2.7 cm (6 3/4 x 4 1/4 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with four etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: P. Alex. Le Prieur, for Merlin, 1767) Duodecimo; 178 leaves, plus 4 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped marbled brown calf.

Literary illustrations.

Paris: P. Alex. Le Prieur, for Merlin, 1767


Acquired in 1906 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