Illustrated by Clément Pierre Marillier (French, 1740–1808), Engraved by Nicolas Delaunay (French, 1739–1792), Engraved by Robert de Launay (French, 1754–1814), Engraved by Charles Étienne Gaucher (French, 1741–1804), Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), Engraved by Yves-Marie Le Gouaz (French, 1742–1816), Engraved by Pierre Adrien Le Beau (French, 1748–after 1800), Engraved by Louis Joseph Masquelier (French, 1741–1811), Engraved by François Denis Née (French, 1735–1818), Engraved by Nicholas Ponce (French, 1746–1831), Author Arnaud Berquin (French, 1747–1791), Publisher Nicolas Ruault (French, 1742?–1828), Printer François-Augustin Quillau (French, 1743–1804)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 139, 141-42; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 44-45


Overall: 14.5 x 10.7 x 3.2 cm (5 11/16 x 4 3/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 32 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Quillau, for Ruault, 1775[-1777]) Duodecimo, three vols. in one; [v. 1] 30 leaves, plus engraved title and 12 plates; [v. 2] 36 ll., plus 12 pls.; [v. 3] 51 ll., plus 7 pls. and 6 ll. of engraved music; modern gilt-stamped red morocco (Pouillet).

Pastoral and literary illustrations; engraved sheet music.

Paris: Quillau, for Ruault, 1775[-1777]


J. W. Bouton Bookseller, New York [stamp]; acquired in 1922 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