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Don Quichotte de la Manche, traduit de l'espagnol de Michel de Cervantes par Florian; ouvrage posthume.

Illustrated by L. J. Lefebvre (French, active end of 18th–beginning of 19th century), Illustrated by Jean-Jacques François Le Barbier (French, 1738–1826), Engraved by Jacques-Joseph Coiny (French, 1761–1809), Engraved by Jean Dambrun (French, 1741–about 1808), Engraved by Charles Étienne Gaucher (French, 1741–1804), Engraved by François Godefroy (French, 1743–1819), Engraved by Louis Michel Halbou (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Louis Joseph Masquelier (French, 1741–1811), Author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (Spanish, 1547–1616), Translator Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian (French, 1755–1794), Publisher Jean-François Pierre Deterville (French, 1766–1842), Printer Pierre Didot (French, 1761–1853)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 220, 397, suppl. 1089


Overall (each vol.): 13.5 x 8.6 x 1.8 cm (5 5/16 x 3 3/8 x 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 24 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: P. Didot l’aîné, for Deterville, l’an VII [1799]) 18mo, six vols.; [v. 1] 117 leaves, plus 4 plates; [v. 2] 118 ll., plus 4 pls.; [v. 3] 140 ll., plus 4 pls.; [v. 4] 127 ll., plus 5 pls.; [v. 5] 124 ll., plus 3 pls.; [v. 6] 116 ll., plus 4 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped marbled brown calf.

Literary illustrations.

Paris: P. Didot l’aîné, for Deterville, l’an VII [1799]


William Gorden (pen signature on preliminary leaves); acquired in 1916 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