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Histoire sacrée en tableaux, pour Monseigneur le Dauphin

Illustrated by Sébastien Leclerc (French, 1637–1714), Author Claude-Oronce Finé de Brianville (French, died in 1675), Publisher Charles de Sercy (French, died in 1703)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet I, 1254 (1670 ed.); Bibliothèque Nationale, Inventaire 17th, v. 9, pp. 79-110, nos. 1608-1610, 1614-1762 (third edition)


Overall (each volume): 16.2 x 9.8 x 2.3 cm (6 3/8 x 3 7/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book [three volumes] with numerous etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Claude de Sercy, 1675-1677) Duodecimo; [v. 1] 132 leaves, [v. 2] 114 ll., [v. 3] 119 ll.; contemporary gilt-stamped brown calf.

Frontispiece with the arms of the Dauphin, illustrations from the Old and New Testament, and decorative vignettes designed by LeClerc.

Paris: Claude de Sercy, 1675-1677


Cummings & Hilliard Booksellers, Boston; William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to the MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent