Contes et nouvelles, en vers
Illustrated by Claude-Louis Desrais (French, 1746–1816), Illustrated by Goujet (French, 18th century), Engraved by François-Antoine Aveline (French, 1727–1780), Engraved by Remi Henri Joseph Delvaux (French, 1748/50–1823), Engraved by Jeanne Deny (French, 1749–after 1815), Engraved by Groux (French, 18th century), Engraved by Thérèse-Eléanor (Hémery) Lingée (French, born in 1753), Engraved by Joseph C. Maillet (French, 1751–1811), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Publisher Hubert-Martin Cazin (French, 1724–1795)
Place of Publication: Paris, France
Cohen-de Ricci 572
Overall (each vol., depth variable): 12.2 x 7.7 x 2.4 cm (4 13/16 x 3 1/16 x 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with 25 etching and engravings
Not On View
(“Londres” [i.e., Paris: Cazin] 1780) 18mo, two vols.; [v. 1] 128 leaves, plus 13 plates; [v. 2] 110 ll., plus 12 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.
Literary illustrations; author portrait.
“Londres” [i.e., Paris: Cazin] 1780
Unidentified book label with monogram of letters "CCM"; acquired in 1905 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.
William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent