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Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane

Illustrated by Charles Monnet (French, 1732–after 1808), Engraved by Edmé Bovinet (French, 1767–1832), Engraved by Jean Dambrun (French, 1741–about 1808), Engraved by Marie Alexandre Duparc (French, active 1780–1830), Engraved by François Godefroy (French, 1743–1819), Engraved by Charles Louis Lingée (French, 1748–1819), Engraved by Claude-Nicolas Malapeau (French, 1755–1804), Engraved by Louis Joseph Masquelier (French, 1741–1811), Author Alain René Le Sage (French, 1668–1747), Printer and Publisher Chaignieau [firm] (French, late 18th–early 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 633


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 13.7 x 8.5 x 3.1 cm (5 3/8 x 3 3/8 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 29 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Chaignieau aîné, l’an IX [1801]) 18mo, eight vols. in four; [v. 1] x, 215 pages, plus plates; [v. 2] [2 ll.] 231 pp., plus pls.; [v. 3] [2 ll.] 192 pp., plus pls.; [v. 4] 174 pp., plus pls.; [v. 5] 209 pp., plus pls.; [v. 6] 216 pp., plus pls.; [v. 7] 206 pp., plus pls.; [v. 8] 307 pp., plus pls. and 4pp. Catalogue]; contemporary gilt-stamped speckled green-brown calf (rebacked).

Literary illustrations; author portrait.

Paris: Chaignieau aîné, l’an IX [1801]


Gabriël Warée, libraire, Paris [label]; Sir Henry John Lambert [armorial bookplate]; unidentified bookplate with initials and motto "Libertas suprema lex"; acquired in 1927 from Birrell & Garnett, London, 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