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Illustrated by Louis Marvy (French, 1815–1850), Illustrated by Hippolyte Louis Emile Pauquet (French, born in 1797), Illustrated by Charles Émile Jacque (French, 1813–1894), Illustrated by Philippe-Auguste Jeanron (French, 1809–1877), Illustrated by Vivant Beaucé (French, 1818–1876), Illustrated by Jules Compagnon (French, 19th century), Illustrated by François Jules Collignon (French, died in 1850), Illustrated by Charles-Louis Malapeau (French, 1795–1878), Engraved by Charles Geoffroy (French, 1819–1882), Engraved by Alphonse Masson (French, 1814–1898), Engraved by Ernest Monnin (French, active during 1840s), Engraved by Adolphe Varin (French, 1821–1897), Author Charles Perrault (French, 1628–1703), Publisher Léon Curmer (French, 1801–1870)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Carteret III, 462-64; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 231


Overall: 26.4 x 18.4 x 2.4 cm (10 3/8 x 7 1/4 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous etching and engravings, with engraved text

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: L. Curmer, 1843) Octavo; [3 ff.] lii pp., [52 ff.]; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped blue morocco (Chambolle-Duru).

Literary illustrations.

Paris: L. Curmer, 1843


Unidentified booklabel with initials IN; donor's inscription referring to "Vente [Noille?] 1886; acquired in Paris in 1907 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