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Les liaisons dangereuses. Lettres recueillies dans une société, et publiées pour l'instruction de quelques autres

about 1812
Illustrated by Charles Monnet (French, 1732–after 1808), Illustrated by Marguerite Gérard (French, 1761–1837), Illustrated by Alexandre Evariste Fragonard (French, 1780–1850), Engraved by Pierre-Charles Baquoy (1759–1829), Engraved by Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (French, 1747–1819), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Michel Dupréel (French, active 1787–1817), Engraved by François Godefroy (French, 1743–1819), Engraved by Vincent Marie Langlois (French, born in 1756), Engraved by Noël Le Mire (French, 1724–1801), Engraved by Charles Louis Lingée (French, 1748–1819), Engraved by Louis Joseph Masquelier (French, 1741–1811), Engraved by Charles Emmanuel Jean Baptiste Patas (French, 1744–1802), Engraved by Jean Louis Charles Pauquet (French, 1759–about 1824), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Simonet (French, 1742–1813), Engraved by Philippe Trière (French, 1756–about 1815), Engraved by Remi Henri Joseph Delvaux (French, 1748/50–1823), Author Choderlos de Laclos (French, 1741–1803)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 236; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 82 (genuine 1796 ed.)


Legacy dimension: 7 15/16 in.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 15 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(“Londres: 1796” [i.e., Paris: about 1812]) Octavo, two vols.; [v. 1] 208 leaves, plus 8 plates; [v. 2] 201 ll., plus 7 pls.; early nineteenth-century gilt-stamped half marbled brown calf, marbled paper boards.

Literary illustrations.

“Londres: 1796” [i.e., Paris, about 1812]


Acquired in 1903 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