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La théorie du bonheur, ou l'art de se rendre heureux...faisant suite au comte de Valmont

Illustrated by Latteur (French, active about 1800), Engraved by Pierre François Tardieu (French, 1711–1771), Author Philippe Louis Gérard (French, 1737–1813), Publisher Bossange, Masson et Besson (French, active early 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall: 17.3 x 10.2 x 2.3 cm (6 13/16 x 4 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with one etching and engraving

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1807) Duodecimo; vi, 488 pp., plus 1 plate; contemporary gilt-stamped speckled brown calf.

Allegorical frontispiece.

Paris: Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1807


Acquired in 1926 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