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Le roman comique

Illustrated by Jean-Jacques François Le Barbier (French, 1738–1826), Engraved by Pierre-Charles Baquoy (1759–1829), Engraved by Jean Dambrun (French, 1741–about 1808), Engraved by Antoine Jean Duclos (French, 1742–1795), Engraved by Jean Jacques Hubert (French, born in 1760), Engraved by Noël Le Mire (French, 1724–1801), Engraved by Charles Emmanuel Jean Baptiste Patas (French, 1744–1802), Engraved by Jacques-Louis Petit (French, 1760–about 1812), Engraved by Antoine Louis Romanet (French, 1742–1810), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Simonet (French, 1742–1813), Engraved by Philippe Trière (French, 1756–about 1815), Author Paul Scarron (French, 1610–1660), Printer Pierre François Didot (French, 1731–1793)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 944


Overall: 20.8 x 13.8 x 5 cm (8 3/16 x 5 7/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 16 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Didot jeune, l’an quatrième [1796]) Octavo, three vols. in one; [v. 1] 143 leaves, plus 7 plates; [v. 2] 130 ll., plus 6 pls.; [v. 3] 105 ll., plus 3 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped half red morocco, red embossed paper boards.

Literary illustrations; author portrait.

Paris: Didot jeune, l’an quatrième [1796]


Acquired in 1907 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