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Discours sur l'histoire de France

Engraved by Jacques Philippe Le Bas (French, 1707–1783), Engraved by Louis Garreau (French, active 1770–1811), Engraved by Charles Emmanuel Jean Baptiste Patas (French, 1744–1802), Engraved by Jean Dambrun (French, 1741–about 1808), Engraved by N. Thomas (French, about 1750–about 1812), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Racine (French, born in 1747), Engraved by G. Texier (French, active 1750–1778), Engraved by Carl Gottlieb Guttenberg (German, 1743–1790), Engraved by Jean Louis Delignon (French, 1755–about 1804), Engraved by Antoine Jean Duclos (French, 1742–1795), Engraved by Pietro Antonio Martini (Italian, 1738–1797), Engraved by Antoine Louis Romanet (French, 1742–1810), Engraved by Joseph C. Maillet (French, 1751–1811), Engraved by Louis Joseph Masquelier (French, 1741–1811), Engraved by Remi Henri Joseph Delvaux (French, 1748/50–1823), Engraved by Jean-Baptiste Fosseyeux (French, born in 1752), Engraved by Jean Jacques André Le Veau (French, 1729–1785), Engraved by Georges Malbeste (French, 1754–1843), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Simonet (French, 1742–1813), Engraved by Pierre Duflos (French, born in 1751), Author Antoine Dingé (French, 1759–1832), Printer Pierre François Didot (French, 1731–1793)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 738; Bocher, Moreau, nos. 561-712


Overall: 26.8 x 20.6 x 5.5 cm (10 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 151 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: l’Imprimerie de Monsieur [i.e., P.-F. Didot], 1790) Quarto; 38 leaves, plus 151 plates; modern gilt-stamped half brown morocco, marbled paper boards.

Illustrations of events in the history of France.

Paris: l’Imprimerie de Monsieur [i.e., P.-F. Didot], 1790


D. Borelli (armorial bookplate); 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