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Les Bijoux indiscrets

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, French, 18th century, Author Denis Diderot (French, 1713–1784)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 303


Overall (each vol.): 16.4 x 10.1 x 3.2 cm (6 7/16 x 4 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with nine etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(“Monomotapa” [i.e., Paris: 1748]) Duodecimo in fours and eights, two vols.; [v. 1] 189 leaves, plus 5 plates; [v. 2] 212 ll., plus 2 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped brown calf.

Literary illustrations

Monomotapa [i.e., Paris: 1748]


Old shelf/ownership mark on title pages; acquired in 1921 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