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Oeuvres complètes de Boileau Despréaux

Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Engraved by Remi Henri Joseph Delvaux (French, 1748/50–1823), Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Simonet (French, 1742–1813), Engraved by Alexandre-Pierre Jean-Baptiste Massard (French, born in 1777), Author Nicolas Boileau Despréaux (1636–1711), Printer A. Belin (French, early 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 171 (plates)


Overall (each vol.; depth variable): 21.1 x 13.6 x 3.2 cm (8 5/16 x 5 3/8 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with six etching and engravings [plus added portrait]

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: A. Belin, 1813) Octavo, three vols.; (v. 1) [2 ff.] CXI, 368 pp. [plus added plate]; (v. 2) [2 ff.] 492 pp., plus 6 pls.; (v. 3) [2 ff.] 379 pp.; contemporary gilt-stamped half brown morocco, marbled paper boards.

Literary illustrations; added author portrait

Paris: A. Belin, 1813


James Miles Antiquarian Booksellers, Leeds (label); acquired in 1914 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