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Description des principales pierres gravées du Cabinet de S. A. S Monseigneur le duc d'Orléans, premier prince du sang

Illustrated by Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (French, 1715–1790), Illustrated by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, 1736–1807), Illustrated by Eléanor de Sabran (French, 18th century), Author François Arnaud (French, 1721–1784), Author Henri Coquille (French, died in 1808), Publisher Abbé Géraud de La Chau (French, born in 1750?), Publisher Gaspard Michel Leblond (French, 1738–1809), Publisher Noël-Jacques Pissot (French, 1724?–1804)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 542; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 67


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 33.9 x 21.6 x 6 cm (13 3/8 x 8 1/2 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 239 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Imprimerie de Monsieur, for La Chau, Le Blond, et Pissot, 1780[-1784]) Folio, two vols.; [v. 1] 168 leaves, plus 103 plates; [v. 2] 116 ll., plus 77 pls.; early nineteenth-century gilt-stamped brown morocco (Bozerian).

Illustrations of antique gems; allegorical frontispiece with portrait of the Duc d’Orléans; decorative and allegorical vignettes and tailpieces.

Paris: Imprimerie de Monsieur, for La Chau, Le Blond, et Pissot, 1780[-1784]


Collection Pierre Defer (1798-1870) and Henri Dumesnil (1823-1898; collector's mark on title [Lugt 739]; acquired in 1910 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