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Fables nouvelles, dediées au Roy...avec un discours sur la fable. Quatrième édition

Engraved by Wouter Jongman (Dutch, active 1712–1744), Engraved by Nicolas Etienne Edelinck (French, 1681–1767), After Charles Antoine Coypel (French, 1694–1752), After Claude Gillot (French, 1673–1722), After Bernard Picart (French, 1673–1733), After Jean Ranc (French, 1674–1735), Author Antoine Houdar de La Motte (French, 1672–1731), Printer Rudolf Wetstein (Dutch, active 1701–1730), Printer Jacob Wetstein (Dutch, active 1721–1750)

Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 595


Overall: 16.8 x 10.7 x 4 cm (6 5/8 x 4 3/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 89 [of 100] etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: R. and J. Wetstein, and G. Smith, 1727) Duodecimo, 2 vols. in 1; [v. 1] 105 leaves, plus plates, [v. 2] 78 leaves, plus plates; contemporary gilt-stamped brown calf.

Allegorical frontispiece; illustrations to fables

Amsterdam: R. and J. Wetstein, and G. Smith, 1727


Acquired in 1924 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