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Engraved by Andrew Best Leloir (French, mid-19th century), Engraved by Henri Désiré Porret (French, 1800–1867), Engraved by Théodore Maurisset (French, active 1834–1859), Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Author J. B. P. Molière (French, 1622–1673), Author Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve (French, 1804–1869), Publisher Paulin [firm]

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brivois, p. 281; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 181


Overall (each vol.): 27 x 18.6 x 5 cm (10 5/8 x 7 5/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 800 wood engravings, extra-illustrated with 64 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Paulin, 1835[-1836]) Octavo, two vols.; (v. 1) 768 pages [1f.], plus one plate; (v. 2) 895 pp. [both volumes extra-illustrated with 64 plates]; modern gilt-stamped half red morocco, marbled paper boards (Brany).

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Paulin, 1835[-1836]


[Rouquette, Libraire?--1870 receipt laid in this copy]; acquired in 1904 from Lucien Gougy, Paris, 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