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Collection de romans et contes, imités de l'anglois

Illustrated by Antoine Borel (French, 1734–after 1810), Engraved by Pierre-Charles Baquoy (1759–1829), Engraved by Louis S. Berthet (French, active from 1775–1806), Engraved by Georges Louis Biosse (French, 1752–1806), Engraved by J. F. Borgnet (French, 18th century), Engraved by Jean Dambrun (French, 1741–about 1808), Engraved by Jean Louis Delignon (French, 1755–about 1804), Engraved by E. A. Giraud l'ainé (French, 18th century), Engraved by Antoine Cosme Giraud (French, 1760–after 1796), Engraved by François Huot (French, active 1780–1803), Engraved by Jean Jacques Hubert (French, born in 1760), Engraved by Jacques Le Roy (French, born in 1739), Engraved by C. F. Maillet (French, 18th century), Engraved by Gabriel Marchand (French, born in 1755), Engraved by Jacques-Louis Petit (French, 1760–about 1812), Engraved by Thomas François Vignet (French, born in 1754), Author Pierre Antoine de La Place (French, 1707–1793), Author Henry Fielding (English, 1707–1754), Publisher Jean Cussac (French, 1755–1816)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 599


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 20.7 x 13.3 x 3.5 cm (8 1/8 x 5 1/4 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 24 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Cussac, 1788) Octavo, eight vols.; [v. 1] 248 leaves, plus 3 plates; [v. 2] 286 ll., plus 4 pls.; [v. 3] 282 ll., plus 3 pls.; [v. 4] 253 ll., plus 3 pls.; [v. 5] 224 ll., plus 4 pls.; [v. 6] 216 ll., plus 5 pls.; [v. 7] 246 ll., plus 1 pl.; [v. 8] 194 ll., plus 1 pl.; contemporary gilt-stamped speckled brown calf.

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Cussac, 1788


Acquired in 1925 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