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Fables ou allégories philosophiques

Illustrated by Clément Pierre Marillier (French, 1740–1808), Engraved by Nicolas Delaunay (French, 1739–1792), Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), Engraved by Charles Louis Lingée (French, 1748–1819), Engraved by Louis Joseph Masquelier (French, 1741–1811), Engraved by Nicholas Ponce (French, 1746–1831), Author Claude Joseph Dorat (French, 1734–1780), Publisher Delalain (firm) (18th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 313


Overall: 22.3 x 14.5 x 2.8 cm (8 3/4 x 5 11/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with five etching and engravings (two others added)

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(The Hague, and Paris: Delalain, 1772) Octavo; 103 leaves, plus 2 plates [two further plates added]; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Allegorical engraved title and frontispiece; decorative and literary fleuron, vignette, and tailpiece; author portrait added

The Hague, and Paris: Delalain, 1772


Acquired in 1930 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