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Oeuvres..., avec des remarques grammaticales; des avertissemens et des observations sur chaque pièce

1773
Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Engraved by Jean Charles Baquoy (French, 1721–1777), Engraved by Nicolas Delaunay (French, 1739–1792)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 716-18; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 50

Dimensions

Overall (each vol., depth variable): 21 x 14 x 4.8 cm (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

37.1775a-f

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 40 etching and engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Paris: Michel Lambert, for La Compagnie des Libraires Associés, 1773) Octavo, six vols.; [v. 1] 268 leaves, plus 5 plates; [v. 2] 290 ll., plus 6 pls.; [v. 3] 278 ll., plus 6 pls.; [v. 4] 282 ll., plus 6 pls.; [v. 5] 340 ll., plus 5 pls.; [v. 6] 354 ll., plus 6 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped brown “tree” calf.

Dramatic illustrations; author portrait; decorative title fleurons.


Paris: Michel Lambert, for La Compagnie des Libraires Associés, 1773

Provenance

Ownership inscription on verso front flyleaf vol. 1 "C & P Oct 27 1828"; Anne Burges (signature verso front flyleaf vols. 1-6); armorial bookplate with caption "A. Fenwyke! A. Fenwyke."; acquired in 1915 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