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Illustrated by Bernard Picart (French, 1673–1733), Portrait(s) designed by Hyacinthe François Rigau y Ros, called Hyacinthe Rigaud (French, 1659–1743), Author M. de Fontenelle (Bernard Le Bovier) (French, 1657–1757), Printer Pierre Gosse (Dutch, 18th century), Printer Jean Neaulme (Dutch, 18th century)

Place of Publication: The Hague, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet II, 1332; Cohen-de Ricci 407-408


Overall (each vol.): 36.5 x 25 x 4.5 cm (14 3/8 x 9 13/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with six full-page engravings and 176 engraved vignettes

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Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(The Hague: Gosse and Neaulme, 1728-1729) Large quarto, 3 vols.; [v. 1] 193 leaves, plus 4 plates, [v. 2] 224 leaves, plus 1 plate, [v. 3] 220 leaves, plus 1 plate; contemporary gilt-stamped marbled calf.

Allegorical frontispieces, first with portrait of author; numerous decorative vignettes and headpieces

The Hague: Gosse & Neaulme, 1728-1729


T. Holmes (signature on title); James Shaw (bookplate); acquired in 1923 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