Contes et nouvelles en vers
Engraved by Etienne Fessard (French, 1714–1777), Engraved by Pierre Quentin Chedel (French, 1705–1762), Engraved by Simon François Ravenet, l'aîné (French, 1706–1774), After Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (French, 1715–1790), After Nicolas Lancret (French, 1690–1743), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Author Nicolas Boileau Despréaux (1636–1711)
Place of Publication: Paris, France
Cohen-de Ricci 558
Overall (each vol.): 16.9 x 10.9 x 1.9 cm (6 5/8 x 4 5/16 x 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with 73 etching and engravings
Not On View
(Amsterdam [i.e., Paris]: 1745) Octavo, two vols.; [v. 1] 124 leaves, plus frontispiece; [v.2] 140 leaves; modern gilt-stamped blue morocco (Chambolle-Duru).
Allegorical frontispiece; portrait of author in his library; illustrations to La Fontaine’s tales
Amsterdam [i.e., Paris]: 1745
Acquired in 1903 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.
William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent