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Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane

1818
Illustrated by Louis Choquet (French, died about 1825), Engraved by Jean Louis Charles Pauquet (French, 1759–about 1824), Author Alain René Le Sage (French, 1668–1747), Publisher Genets [firm] (French, early 19th century), Printer Pierre-Nicolas Firmin Didot (French, active from 1795)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Dimensions

Overall (each vol., depth variable): 13.7 x 8.9 x 3.2 cm (5 3/8 x 3 1/2 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.1636a-c

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with six etching and engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Paris: Didot le jeune, for Genets jeune, 1818) 18mo, six vols. in three; (v. 1) viii, 277 pp., plus 2 plates; (v. 2) 319 pp., plus 2 pls.; (v. 3) [2 ff.] 160 pp. [1 f.], plus 2 pls.; (v. 4) 298 pp., plus 2 pls.; (v. 5) [2 ff.] 281 pp., plus 2 pls.; (v. 6) [2 ff.] 188 pp., plus 2 pls.; later 19th-century gilt-stamped gray-brown morocco.

Literary illustrations.


Paris: Didot le jeune, for Genets jeune, 1818

Provenance

Acquired in 1909 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