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Recueil des plus belles pièces des poëtes françois, tant anciens que modernes

Illustrated by Adriaan Schoonebeek (Dutch (worked in Russia), about 1658–1714), Engraver François Robert Ingouf le jeune (French, 1747–1812), Publisher George Gallet (17th century)

Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet IV, 1168; Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish, XXVI, p. 37, no. 56 (Schoonebeek); Bibliothèque Nationale, Inventaire 18th cen., XI, p. 577, nos. 91, 93 (Ingouf)


Overall (each volume): 14.8 x 8.4 x 2 cm (5 13/16 x 3 5/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with five etchings and two engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: George Gallet, 1692) Duodecimo; (vol. I) 211 leaves, (v. 2) 215 ll., (v. 3) 179 ll., (v. 4) 180 ll., (v. 5) 156 ll.; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped brown morocco (Trautz-Bauzonnet).

Two allegorical frontispieces (repeated) by Schoonebeek; two engraved portraits (added later) by Ingouf

Amsterdam: George Gallet, 1692


Robert Hoe, New York (1839-1909, his sale, pt. IV, lot 2679); unidentified armorial book label (bird with snake); acquired in 1922 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