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Fables. Seconde édition.

Illustrated by Charles Monnet (French, 1732–after 1808), Engraved by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, 1736–1807), Engraved by Heinrich Schmitz (German, 1758–1787), Author Jean Jacques François Marius Boisard (French, 1744–1833), Publisher Lacombe (French, 18th century), Printer Michel Lambert (French, 1722?–1787)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 172


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 20 x 13 x 2.8 cm (7 7/8 x 5 1/8 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 13 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Michel Lambert, for Lacombe, 1777) Octavo, two vols.; [v. 1] 111 leaves, plus 5 plates; [v. 2] 154 ll., plus 4 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Literary illustrations; decorative fleurons and tailpieces.

Paris: Michel Lambert, for Lacombe, 1777


Acquired in 1905 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