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Contes et nouvelles, par J. de La Fontaine. Nouvelle édition ornée de vignettes.

Illustrated by A. Champion (French, active early 19th century), Illustrated by Alfred Albert (French, flourished 1833–1876), Illustrated by Eugène André (French, 19th century), Illustrated by César Ducornet (French, 1806–1856), Engraved by Marie Auguste Delvaux (French, 1786–1836), Engraved by Adolphe Audibran (French, active mid-19th century), Engraved by Louis Berlier (French, active middle of 19th century), Engraved by J. Schroeder (French, active middle of 19th century), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Publisher A. Braulart (French, active middle of 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall: 24.7 x 16.1 x 3.6 cm (9 3/4 x 6 5/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 32 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: A. Braulart, 1835) Octavo, two vols. bound as one; (v. 1) 311 pp., plus 21 plates; (v. 2) 194 pp., plus 11 plates; contemporary half blind- and gilt-stamped brown morocco, speckled decorated paper boards.

Literary illustrations (incorporating contemporary political caricature); author portrait.

Paris: A Braulart, 1835


Acquired in 1909 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