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Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Engraved by Géraud Vidal (French, 1742–1804), Portrait(s) designed by Hyacinthe François Rigau y Ros, called Hyacinthe Rigaud (French, 1659–1743), Engraved by Charles François Adrien Macret (French, 1751–1789), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695)

Place of Publication: Paris?, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 571-572


Overall (each vol.): 20.5 x 13.2 x 2.8 cm (8 1/16 x 5 3/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 128 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

([Paris?] 1777) Octavo, two vols.; [v. 1] 115 leaves, plus 41 plates; [v. 2] 147 ll., plus 42 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped marbled brown calf (Bozerian?).

Author portrait; literary illustrations; decorative frontispieces, fleurons, and tailpieces.

[Paris?] 1777


Collector's stamp on title "S. Bass."; acquired in 1910 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