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Les Jeux de la petite Thalie, théâtre de la vie humaine, représentée par les jeux de l'enfance

about 1770
Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Etched by Noël Le Mire (French, 1724–1801), Author Alexandre-Guillaume de Moissy (French, 1712–1777), Publisher Louis-Charles Desnos (French, active 1757–1785)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 518, 710 (under Moissy)


Overall: 11.5 x 7 x 2 cm (4 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 91 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Desnos [about 1770]) Small octavo; 47 leaves, plus 91 plates; modern gilt-stamped blue morocco (Lortic).

Decorative frontispiece; illustrations of infancy, childhood, and growth of young woman until her marriage.

Paris: Desnos [about 1770]


Georges Danyau (1832-1894; bookplate and stamp [Lugt 720]); Edward Arnold (bookplate); acquired in 1930 from Russell, London, 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