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Histoire de Manon Lescaut et du chevalier des Grieux

Illustrated by Alexandre Joseph Desenne (French, 1785–1827), Engraved by Jean Marie Leroux (French, 1788–1870), Engraved by François Pigeot (French, early 19th century), Author Abbé Prévost (French, 1697–1763), Publisher Ménard et Desenne, fils (French, early 19th century), Printer Chaignieau [firm] (French, late 18th–early 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall: 13.9 x 8.9 x 2.6 cm (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with four etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Chaignieau jeune, for Ménard et Desenne, fils, 1818) 18mo; [2 ff.] viii, 296 pp., plus 4 plates; contemporary blind- and gilt-stamped brown morocco.

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Chaignieau jeune, for Ménard et Desenne, fils, 1818


Acquired in 1908 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