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Illustrated by Ignace Duvivier (French (active Austria) , 1758–1832), Engraved by Jacques-Joseph Coiny (French, 1761–1809), Engraved by Simon Simon (French, 1759–1807), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Printer Crapelet [firm] (French, late 18th–early 19th century), Publisher Martin Bossange (French, 1765–1865), Binding by Bozerian (French)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 554; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 90


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 15.8 x 10.3 x 2.2 cm (6 1/4 x 4 1/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 276 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Crapelet, for Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1796) 18mo, six vols.; [v. 1] 40 leaves, plus plates; [v. 2] 40 ll., plus pls.; [v. 3] 35 ll., plus pls.; [v. 4] 55 ll., plus pls.; [v. 5] 58 ll., plus pls.; [v. 6] 70 ll., plus pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped vellum binding, black morocco label on spine, signed by P. Bozerian at base of first volume.

Illustrations to La Fontaine’s fables.

Paris: Crapelet, for Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1796


Acquired in 1909 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