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L'Honnête criminel, ou l'amour filial, drame en cinq actes & en vers

Les Deux avares, comédie en deux actes en prose...seconde édition
Le Fabricant de Londres, drame en cinq actes et en prose

Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Engraved by Louis Binet (French, 1744–about 1800), Engraved by Nicolas Delaunay (French, 1739–1792), Engraved by Jean Charles Levasseur (French, 1734–1816), Engraved by Joseph de Longueil (French, 1730–1792), Jean Baptiste Simonet (French, 1742–1813), Author Charles-Georges Fenouillot de Falbaire (French, 1727–1800/01), Author André-Ernest Modeste Grétry (French, 1741–1813), Publisher Joseph Merlin (French, 1718–1783), Publisher Delalain (firm) (18th century), Printer Louis Cellot (French, born in 1732?)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 390-391


Overall: 21.2 x 13.5 x 4.1 cm (8 3/8 x 5 5/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 11 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam, and Paris: Merlin, 1768; Paris: Louis Cellot, for Delalain, 1770-1771) Octavo, three parts in one volume; [pt. 1] 58 leaves, plus 5 plates; [pt. 2] 47 ll., plus 1 pl.; [pt. 3] 66 ll., plus 5 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped red morocco.

Dramatic illustrations.

Amsterdam, and Paris: Merlin, 1768; Paris: Louis Cellot, for Delalain, 1770-1771


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