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Illustrated by Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (French, 1715–1790), Engraved by Jean Jacques Flipart (French, 1719–1782), Engraved by Dominique Sornique (French, died in 1756), Author Alexis Piron (French, 1689–1773), Publisher Nicolas Bonaventure Duchesne (French, died in 1765)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 805


Overall (each vol.): 16.8 x 10.3 x 3.3 cm (6 5/8 x 4 1/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with six etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: N. B. Duchesne, 1758) Duodecimo, three vols.; [v. 1] 197 leaves, plus 3 plates; [v. 2] 200 ll., plus 2 pls.; [v. 3] 190 ll., plus 1 pl.; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Allegorical frontispiece and literary illustrations

Paris: N. B. Duchesne, 1758


Acquired in 1924 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom given to MFA, November 17, 1937

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent