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Illustrated by Frédéric Désiré Hillemacher (Belgian, active in France, 1811–1886), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Publisher N. Scheuring (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Lyon, France


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 22.3 x 14.6 x 2.5 cm (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 162 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Lyon: N. Scheuring, 1874-1875) Octavo, two vols.; (v. 1) [2 ff.] viii, 226 pp., plus 3 pls.; (v. 2) [2 ff.] v pp., [1 f.] 272 pp., plus 1 pl.; contemporary half gilt-stamped red morocco, marbled paper boards.

Literary illustrations.

Lyon: N. Scheuring, 1874-1875


Acquired in 1905 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