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Illustrated by Jean Baptiste Mallet (French, 1759–1835), Illustrated by Jacques Louis François Touzé (French, 1747–1807), Illustrated by Charles Monnet (French, 1732–after 1808), Engraved by Jacques Aliamet (French, 1726–1788), Engraved by Jean Dambrun (French, 1741–about 1808), Engraved by Jean Louis Delignon (French, 1755–about 1804), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Michel Dupréel (French, active 1787–1817), Engraved by Louis Michel Halbou (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Charles Louis Lingée (French, 1748–1819), Engraved by Charles Emmanuel Jean Baptiste Patas (French, 1744–1802), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Simonet (French, 1742–1813), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Tilliard (French, 1740–1823), Engraved by Philippe Trière (French, 1756–about 1815), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Printer and Publisher Pierre Didot (French, 1761–1853)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 573-79; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 77


Overall (each vol.): 30.2 x 24.2 x 3.9 cm (11 7/8 x 9 1/2 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 22 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: P. Didot l’aîné, 1795) Large quarto, two vols.; [v. 1] 145 leaves, plus 20 plates; [v. 2] 168 ll.; late nineteenth- or early twentieth-century gilt-stamped red morocco (De Samblanx & J. Weckesser).

Literary illustrations; title fleurons.

Paris: P. Didot l’aîné, 1795


Acquired in 1922 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