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Illustrated by Bernard Picart (French, 1673–1733), Engraver Pieter van Gunst (Dutch, 1659–1724), After Sir Godfrey Kneller (English, 1646–1723), Author Nicolas Boileau Despréaux (1636–1711), Publisher Pierre Gosse (Dutch, 18th century), Publisher Jean Neaulme (Dutch, 18th century), Publisher Pierre de Hondt (Dutch, active 1700–1750)

Place of Publication: The Hague, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet I, 1059 (Amsterdam); Cohen-de Ricci 165-166 (Amsterdam)


Overall (vol. 1): 36.3 x 25 x 7 cm (14 5/16 x 9 13/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with nine full-page engravings and numerous decorative engraved vignettes and initials

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(The Hague: P. Gosse & J. Neaulme, and Pierre de Hondt, 1729) Large quarto, 2 vols.; [v. 1] 238 leaves, plus 9 plates, [v. 2] 201 leaves; contemporary vellum boards, gilt-stamped orange labels.

Allegorical frontispiece with author portrait; portrait of dedicatee, Queen Wilhelmina Charlotte of Great Britain; engraved title and illustrations to author’s Lutrine; decorative vignettes

The Hague: P. Gosse & J. Neaulme, and Pierre de Hondt, 1729


Charlotte and Arthur Vershbow, by whom given to MFA, December 1984.

Credit Line

Gift of Charlotte Z. and Arthur E. Vershbow