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Le Décaméron françois

Illustrated by Philippe Caresme (French, 1734–1796), Illustrated by Claude-Louis Desrais (French, 1746–1816), Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Illustrated by Pietro Antonio Martini (Italian, 1738–1797), Engraved by Jean Charles Baquoy (French, 1721–1777), Engraved by P. Jean-Baptiste Bradel (French, active 1768–1783), Engraved by Remi Henri Joseph Delvaux (French, 1748/50–1823), Engraved by Etienne Fessard (French, 1714–1777), Engraved by Charles Étienne Gaucher (French, 1741–1804), Engraved by François Godefroy (French, 1743–1819), Engraved by Louis Joseph Masquelier (French, 1741–1811), Engraved by Charles Emmanuel Jean Baptiste Patas (French, 1744–1802), Engraved by Marguerite (Hémery) Ponce (French, born in 1745), Engraved by Nicholas Ponce (French, 1746–1831), Author Louis d' Ussieux (French, 1744–1805), Publisher Jean-Pierre Costard (French, 1743–1815), Publisher Dufour (Firm) (18th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 1001


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 21.6 x 14.6 x 3.7 cm (8 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 32 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: J. P. Costard [and Dufour], 1772[-1776]) Octavo, two vols.; [v. 1] 180 leaves, plus 5 plates; [v. 2] 167 ll., plus 5 pls.; modern gilt-stamped brown calf.

Literary illustrations, vignettes, and tailpieces.

Paris: J. P. Costard [and Dufour], 1772[-1776]


Acquired in 1914 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