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La vie et les aventures de Robinson Crusoë

1816 (?)
Illustrated by Jean-Pierre Bernard Duvivier (Belgian, active in France, 1762–1837), Engraved by Remi Henri Joseph Delvaux (French, 1748/50–1823), Engraved by Jean Louis Delignon (French, 1755–about 1804), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Michel Dupréel (French, active 1787–1817), Engraved by Pierre François Tardieu (French, 1711–1771), Author Daniel Defoe (English, 1661?–1731), Publisher H. Verdière (French, 19th century), Printer Veuve Panckoucke (French, late 18th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet II, 566; Cohen-de Ricci 406


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 22.5 x 14.7 x 5.5 cm (8 7/8 x 5 13/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved titles and 20 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: H. Verdière [1816?]) Octavo, three vols.; (v. 1) [2 ff.] viii, cviii, 276 pp., plus map and 5 plates; (v. 2) [2 ff.] 526 pp., plus 11 pls.; (v. 3) [2 ff.] 340 pp., plus 3 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped tan paper boards.

Literary illustrations, author portrait, world map.

Paris: H. Verdière [1816?]


Acquired in Paris in 1925 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