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Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Engraved by Nicolas Delaunay (French, 1739–1792), Author Pierre-Louis d' Aquin de Château-Lyon (French, 1720–1796), Publisher Nicolas Ruault (French, 1742?–1828)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 86


Overall: 20.4 x 13.2 x 2 cm (8 1/16 x 5 3/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with two etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London, and Paris: Ruault, 1775) Octavo; 121 leaves, plus engraved title and plate; contemporary gilt-stamped brown calf.

Engraved title with literary fleuron; allegorical frontispiece portrait of La Fontaine.

London, and Paris: Ruault, 1775


Acquired in 1925 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