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Histoire de Manon Lescaut et du chevalier des Grieux

Illustrated by Maurice Leloir (French, 1853–1940), Engraved by Jules Huyot (French, born in 1841), Engraved by Charles Gillot (French, 1853–1903), Author Abbé Prévost (French, 1697–1763), Preface by Guy de Maupassant (French, 1850–1893), Publisher H. Launette (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall: 25.5 x 17.5 x 3 cm (10 1/16 x 6 7/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with photomechanical color relief prints and numerous wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Librairie Artistique–H. Launette et Cie., G. Boudet, Succs., 1889) Octavo; xxii, pp. [1 f.] 203 pp. [2 ff.]; original publisher’s gilt-stamped and decorated light blue silk (blue cloth box, beige cloth spine).

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Librairie Artistique–H. Launette et Cie., G. Boudet, Succs., 1889


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