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Oeuvres. Nouvelle édition. Revue, corrigée, considérablement augmentée

Engraved by Christian Fritzsch (German, 1695–1769), Engraved by Johannes Körnlein (German, active in Holland, died in 1772), After Nicolaas Aartman (Dutch, 1713–1793), Engraved by Simon Fokke (Dutch, 1712–1784), Author Philippe Néricault Destouches (French, 1680–1754), Publisher Arkstée & Merkus (Dutch, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Place of Publication: Leipzig, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 301


Overall (each vol., depth varies): 14 x 8.8 x 4 cm (5 1/2 x 3 7/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 24 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam and Leipzig: Arkstée & Merkus, 1755) Duodecimo, five vols.; [v. 1] 323 leaves, plus 7 plates; [v. 2] 285 ll., plus 5 pls.; [v. 3] 264 ll., plus 5 pls.; [v. 4] 288 ll., plus 3 pls.; [v. 5] 208 ll., plus 4 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Author portrait, allegorical frontispiece [in v. 3], illustrations to plays

Amsterdam and Leipzig: Arkstée & Merkus, 1755


J. B. Woets (pen inscription on title); 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