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Illustrated by Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (French, 1747–1819), Illustrated by Louis Godefroid Dreppe (Belgian, 1739–1782), Engraved by Pierre-Louis Durand (French, 18th century), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Author François Marie Arouet de Voltaire (French, 1694–1778), Author Claude Perrault (French, 1613–1688), Author Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Willart de Grécourt (French, 1684–1743), Author Claude Joseph Dorat (French, 1734–1780), Publisher Hubert-Martin Cazin (French, 1724–1795)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 859-860


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 13 x 8.5 x 2.4 cm (5 1/8 x 3 3/8 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 120 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(“Londres” [i.e., Paris: Cazin], 1778) Duodecimo, four vols.; [v. 1] 151 leaves, plus 1 plate; [v. 2] 154 ll.; [v. 3] 126 ll.; [v. 4] 127 ll.; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped half brown calf, marbled paper boards.

Author portraits, literary illustrations.

“Londres” [i.e., Paris: Cazin] 1778


Joseph Knight (bookplate dated 1883); acquired in 1905 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