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Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Illustrated by Pierre Philippe Choffard (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Jacques Aliamet (French, 1726–1788), Engraved by Jean Charles Baquoy (French, 1721–1777), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Delafosse (French, 1721–1806), Engraved by Jean Jacques Flipart (French, 1719–1782), Engraved by Louis Simon Lempereur (French, 1725–1796), Engraved by Joseph de Longueil (French, 1730–1792), Engraved by Noël Le Mire (French, 1724–1801), Engraved by Jean Jacques André Le Veau (French, 1729–1785), Engraved by Jean Ouvrier (French, 1725–1784), Portrait(s) designed by Hyacinthe François Rigau y Ros, called Hyacinthe Rigaud (French, 1659–1743), Portrait(s) designed by Victor Vispré (French, active 1762–1789), Engraved by Etienne Ficquet (French, 1719–1794), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Printer and Publisher Plassan [firm] (French, late 18th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 573


Overall (each vol.): 19.8 x 13 x 2.7 cm (7 13/16 x 5 1/8 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Plassan, and Chevalier, 1792) Octavo, two vols.; [v. 1] 144 leaves, plus plates; [v. 2] 161 ll., plus pls.; modern gilt-stamped brown calf (L. Claessens).

Literary illustrations; portraits; decorative tailpieces.

Paris: Plassan, and Chevalier, 1792


Thomas Westwood [armorial bookplate]; acquired in 1903 from Sotheran, London, 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