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Histoire de Manon Lescaut et du chevalier des Grieux

Illustrated by Tony Johannot (French, 1803–1852), Portrait(s) designed by Edouard Wattier (French, 1793–1871), Engraved by Andrew Best Leloir (French, mid-19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Carteret III, 505-06; Brivois, pp. 338-39; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 183


Overall: 26.6 x 17.8 x 3.6 cm (10 1/2 x 7 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 111 wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Ernest Bourdin et Cie [1839]) Large octavo; [2 ff.], vii, xii, 344 pp., plus frontispiece, two part-titles, and 18 plates; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped half brown morocco, marbled paper boards.

Literary illustrations; author portrait.

Paris: Ernest Bourdin et Cie [1839]


Acquired in 1913 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