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Illustrated by Camille Joseph Étienne Roqueplan (French, 1800–1855), Illustrated by Achille Devéria (French, 1800–1857), Illustrated by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732–1806), Illustrated by Ange-Louis Janet (called Janet-Lange) (French, 1815–1872), Illustrated by Edouard Wattier (French, 1793–1871), Illustrated by Adrien Féart (French, born in 1813), Illustrated by Eugène Laville (French, 1814–1869), Illustrated by Clément Boulanger (French, 1805–1842), Engraved by Andrew Best Leloir (French, mid-19th century), Engraved by Louis Henri Brévière (French, 1797–1869), Engraved by Antoine Alphée Piaud (French, active 1837–1866), Engraved by M. U. Sears (English, born about 1800), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Publisher Ernest Bourdin et Cie (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brivois, pp. 246-47


Overall: 24 x 16.5 x 4.3 cm (9 7/16 x 6 1/2 x 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 37 full-page wood engravings, plus numerous initials and vignettes

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Ernest Bourdin et Cie [1839]) Large octavo; [1 f.] 534 pp., plus plates (frontispiece, chapter titles, and 31 plates; gilt-stamped brown morocco (Riviere & Son).

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Ernest Bourdin et Cie [1839]


Acquired in 1901 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