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Nouvel abregé chronologique de l'histoire de France, contenant les événemens de notre histoire depuis Clovis jusqu'à la mort de Louis XIV...nouvelle édition

Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Illustrated by Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (French, 1715–1790), Illustrated by Pierre Quentin Chedel (French, 1705–1762), Engraved by Charles Étienne Gaucher (French, 1741–1804), Portrait(s) designed by Jean Marc Nattier (French, 1685–1766), Author Charles-Jean-François Hénault (French, 1685–1770), Publisher Prault (French, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 483; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 63


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 29.7 x 23 x 4.5 cm (11 11/16 x 9 1/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 40 etchings and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Prault, 1768) Quarto, two vols.; [v. 1] 242 leaves, [v. 2] 198 leaves, plus 1 plate; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled calf.

Historical and decorative fleurons, vignettes, tailpieces, and initials.

Paris: Prault, 1768


Acquired in 1908 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