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Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Engraved by Jean Charles Baquoy (French, 1721–1777), Engraved by Antoine Jean Duclos (French, 1742–1795)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 686-687; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 18


Overall: 19.6 x 13.2 x 3 cm (7 11/16 x 5 3/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 27 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: P. Al. Le Prieur, for J. Merlin, 1765) Octavo, three vols.; [v. 1] 183 leaves, plus portrait, title, and 9 plates; [v. 2] 190 ll., plus title and 5 pls.; [v. 3] 160 ll., plus title and 9 pls.; modern gilt-stamped blue morocco (Cuzin).

Author portrait, engraved titles, and literary illustrations.

Paris: P. Al. Le Prieur, for J. Merlin, 1765


E. Gambart, Nice (bookplate); acquired in 1907 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