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Le cabinet des fées, ou Collection choisie des contes des fées, et autres contes merveilleux, ornés de figures.

Illustrated by Clément Pierre Marillier (French, 1740–1808), Engraved by Pierre Philippe Choffard (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Jean Dambrun (French, 1741–about 1808)

Place of Publication: Geneva, Switzerland; Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 198; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 46


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 17 x 10.6 x 4 cm (6 11/16 x 4 3/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 119 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Geneva: Barde, Manget & Compagnie; and Paris: Cuchet, 1785[-1789]) Duodecimo, 41 vols.; [v. 1] 237 leaves, plus 3 plates; [v. 2] 275 ll., plus 3 pls.; [v. 3] 278 ll., plus 3 pls.; [v. 4] 239 ll., plus 3 pls.; [v. 5-41–similar]; contemporary gilt-stamped speckled brown calf.

Literary illustrations.

Geneva: Barde, Manget & Compagnie, and Paris: Cuchet, 1785[-1789]


Acquired in 1927 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