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Oeuvres badines, complettes

Illustrated by Clément Pierre Marillier (French, 1740–1808), Engraved by Pierre-Charles Baquoy (1759–1829), Engraved by J. F. Borgnet (French, 18th century), Engraved by Jean Dambrun (French, 1741–about 1808), Engraved by Robert de Launay (French, 1754–1814), Engraved by Mathieu Claude Fessard (French, born in 1740), Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), Engraved by Antoine Cosme Giraud (French, 1760–after 1796), Engraved by E. A. Giraud l'ainé (French, 18th century), Engraved by Jean Jacques Hubert (French, born in 1760), Engraved by Gérard René Levillain (French, 1740–1836), Engraved by C. F. Maillet (French, 18th century), Engraved by Charles Emmanuel Jean Baptiste Patas (French, 1744–1802), Engraved by N. Thomas (French, about 1750–about 1812), Portrait(s) designed by Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (French, 1715–1790), Author Anne Claude Philippe, comte de Caylus (French, 1692–1757), Publisher Visse [firm] (French, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 211


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 20.5 x 13 x 3.8 cm (8 1/16 x 5 1/8 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 25 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam, and Paris: Tarbé, for Visse, 1787) Octavo, twelve vols.; [v. 1] 191 leaves, plus 3 plates; [v. 2] 207 ll., plus 2 pls.; [v. 3] 190 ll., plus 2 pls.; [v. 4] 191 ll., plus 2 pls.; [v. 5] 204 ll., plus 2 pls.; [v. 6] 230 ll., plus 2 pls.; [v. 7] 236 ll., plus 2 pls.; [v. 8] 200 ll., plus 2 pls.; [v. 9] 235 ll., plus 2 pls.; [v. 10] 298 ll., plus 2 pls.; [v. 11] 236 ll., plus 3 pls.; [v. 12] 263 ll., plus 1 pl.; contemporary gilt-stamped marbled brown calf.

Literary illustrations; author portrait.

Amsterdam, and Paris: Tarbé, for Visse, 1787


Unidentified bookplate with initials "B.V.D.H."; acquired in 1912 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