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Contes nouveaux en vers, et poësies fugitives.... Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée, & considérablement augmentée. Première[-seconde] partie.

Portrait(s) designed by Jean Jacques Lagrenée (French, 1739–1821), Engraved by Louis Charles Ruotte (French, 1754–about 1806), Author Pierre-Antoine-Augustin de Piis (French, 1755–1832)

Place of Publication: Saintes, France


Overall: 18.5 x 12.7 x 2.3 cm (7 5/16 x 5 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with one etching and engraving

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Saintes: 1781) Octavo, two parts in one vol.; [pt. 1] 93 leaves, plus 1 plate; [pt. 2] 111 ll.; contemporary gilt-stamped red morocco (Derome, attrib.)

Author portrait.

Saintes: 1781


R.-C. Guilbert de Pixérécourt (French dramatist, 1773-1814); Robert Hoe, New York (1839-1909); 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