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Roland furieux, poëme héroïque

Illustrated by Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (French, 1715–1790), Illustrated by Giovanni Battista Cipriani (Italian (Florentine), 1727–1785, active in London)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 97; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 10


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 25 x 19.4 x 3.4 cm (9 13/16 x 7 5/8 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 93 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Brunet [and Laporte], 1775-1783) Quarto, two vols. in four; [v. 1, pt. 1] 122 leaves, plus 27 plates; [v. 1, pt. 2] 125 ll., plus 20 pls.; [v. 2, pt. 1] 142 ll., plus 24 pls.; [v. 2, pt. 2] 142 ll., plus 22 pls.; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped half brown calf, marbled paper boards.

Literary illustrations; frontispiece author portrait.

Paris: Brunet [and Laporte], 1775-1783


Harriot Boyn [pen inscription on title, presented by Mr. G. P(onstale?)]; 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