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Fables d'Esope (Aesop's Fables)

after 1722
Sébastien Leclerc (French, 1637–1714), Author Aesop, Publisher Edme Jeaurat (French, 1688–1738)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Jombert 170; Bibliothèque Nationale, Inventaire 17th, v. 8, pp. 336-41, nos. 1310-1332


Overall: 13.1 x 14.6 x 1 cm (5 3/16 x 5 3/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etched title page and 22 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Edme Jeaurat, after 1722) Oblong octavo; 23 leaves; modern gilt-stamped purple morocco.

Illustrations from Aesop’s fables

Paris: Edme Jeaurat, after 1722


William Charles Smith (inscr. "William Charles Smith from Fanny Rowley Smith January 1876"); Otto H. Ranschburg, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, April 12, 1951.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund