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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), Portrait(s) designed by Georg Friedrich Schmidt (German, 1712–1775), Engraved by Etienne Ficquet (French, 1719–1794), 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., depth variable): 12.5 x 8 x 2.3 cm (4 15/16 x 3 1/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 17 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 9 plates; [v. 2] 109 ll., plus 8 pls.; modern gilt-stamped brown morocco.

Literary illustrations; added author portrait.

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


Acquired at Anderson Galleries auction, New York, in 1914 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