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Illustrated by Jacques de Sève (French, active 1742–1788), Engraved by Jacques Aliamet (French, 1726–1788), Engraved by Jean Charles Baquoy (French, 1721–1777)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 846; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 60


Overall: 30 x 23.3 x 3.3 cm (11 13/16 x 9 3/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 89 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Le Breton, 1760) Quarto, three vols.; [v. 1] 220 leaves, plus 6 plates; [v. 2] 227 ll., plus 5 pls.; [v. 3] 209 ll., plus 2 pls.; contemporary[?] gilt-stamped brown “tree” calf.

Author portrait; illustrations to Racine’s plays; numerous decorative headpieces and tailpieces

Paris: Le Breton, 1760


Acquired in 1916 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