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Les Plaisirs de l'amour ou recueil de contes, histoires & poëmes galans

Engraved by Unidentified artist, French, 18th century, Publisher Hubert-Martin Cazin (French, 1724–1795)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 806-807


Overall (each vol.): 16.5 x 10.2 x 1.3 cm (6 1/2 x 4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 18 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(“Mont-Parnasse: chez Apollon” [i.e., Paris: Cazin] 1782) Octavo, three vols.; [v. 1] 72 leaves, plus 7 plates; [v. 2] 72 ll., plus 5 pls.; [v. 3] 71 ll., plus 6 pls.; modern red cloth.

Literary illustrations.

“Mont-Parnasse: chez Apollon” [i.e., Paris: Cazin] 1782


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