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Histoire de Gil-Blas de Santillane...nouvelle édition

Illustrated by Clément Pierre Marillier (French, 1740–1808), Engraved by Antoine-Claude-François Villerey (French, 1754–1828), Author Alain René Le Sage (French, 1668–1747), Publisher P. R. Bert (French, active about 1800)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 632-33


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 20.5 x 13 x 3.3 cm (8 1/16 x 5 1/8 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 12 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: P. R. Bert, 1797) Octavo, four vols.; [v. 1] 191 leaves, plus 3 plates; [v. 2] 157 ll., plus 3 pls.; [v. 3] 180 ll., plus 3 pls.; [v. 4] 178 ll., plus 3 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf (cream-colored phase boxes [v. 1-2]).

Literary illustrations.

Paris: P. R. Bert, 1797


Joseph Collier Cookworthy M.D. (pen signature preliminary leafs); acquired in 1915 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