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Recueil dit de Maurepas--Pièces libres, chansons, épigrammes et autres vers satiriques sur divers personnages des siècles de Louis XIV et Louis XV

Author Jean-Frédéric Phélippeaux, comte de Maurepas (French, 1701–1781), Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Illustrated by Ennemond-Alexandre Petitot (French, 1727–1801)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 16.8 x 11.1 x 3.3 cm (6 5/8 x 4 3/8 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Printed book, this copy extra-illustrated with 194 engraving and etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(“Leyde” [i.e., Paris?]: 1865) Duodecimo, six vols.; (v. 1) xi, 286 pp. [1 f.], plus extra plates; (v. 2) [2 ff.] 363 pp. [1 f.], plus pls.; (v. 3) [2 ff.] 343 pp. [1 f.], plus pls.; (v. 4) [2 ff.] 333 pp., plus pls.; (v. 5) [2 ff.] 287 pp., plus pls.; (v. 6) [2 ff.] 359 pp., plus pls.; late nineteenth-century gilt-stamped red morocco (Wampflug).

Extra-illustrated with numerous portraits of seventeenth-century French public figures.

“Leyde” [i.e., Paris?]: 1865


Noilly collection (bookplate; his sale 1886); Robert Hoe, New York (1839-1909; his sale 1911-12); 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