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Histoire de Manon Lescaut et du Chevalier des Grieux

Illustrated by L. J. Lefebvre (French, active end of 18th–beginning of 19th century), Engraved by Jacques-Joseph Coiny (French, 1761–1809), Author Abbé Prévost (French, 1697–1763), Printer Pierre Didot (French, 1761–1853), Publisher Bleuet (18th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 823; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 92


Overall (each vol.): 13.1 x 8.8 x 1.9 cm (5 3/16 x 3 7/16 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with eight etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: P. Didot l’aîné, for Bleuet, 1797) 18mo, two vols.; [v. 1] 115 leaves, plus 4 plates; [v. 2] 109 ll., plus 4 pls.; modern gilt-stamped black morocco.

Literary illustrations.

Paris: P. Didot l’aîné, for Bleuet, 1797


Jean-Anatole Eudes de Boistertre (1810-1892, armorial bookplate); Sir David Salomons Bart. (armorial bookplate); Léon Mercier (booklabel); acquired from Damascene Morgand, Paris, in 1910 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