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Chefs-d'oeuvre dramatiques, ou recueil des meilleures pièces du théatre françois, tragique, comique et lyrique

Engraved by Nicolas Delaunay (French, 1739–1792), Engraved by Robert de Launay (French, 1754–1814), Engraved by Isidore Stanislas Helman (French, 1743–1806), Engraved by Louis Joseph Masquelier (French, 1741–1811), Engraved by François Denis Née (French, 1735–1818), Engraved by Nicholas Ponce (French, 1746–1831), Author Jean-François Marmontel (French, 1723–1799), Printer Grangé (French, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 689-90


Overall: 31.4 x 24.8 x 3.7 cm (12 3/8 x 9 3/4 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 28 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Grangé, 1773[-1774]) Quarto; 233 leaves, plus 3 plates; modern half gilt-stamped green morocco, green cloth boards (Beet Conduit St.).

Literary illustrations, vignettes, and tailpieces.

Paris: Grangé, 1773[-1774]


Henry Abel (bookplate); acquired in 1914 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