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Illustrated by Clément Pierre Marillier (French, 1740–1808), Engraved by Nicolas Delaunay (French, 1739–1792), Engraved by Robert de Launay (French, 1754–1814), Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), Engraved by François Denis Née (French, 1735–1818), Engraved by Nicholas Ponce (French, 1746–1831), Author Arnaud Berquin (French, 1747–1791), Publisher Nicolas Ruault (French, 1742?–1828), Printer François-Augustin Quillau (French, 1743–1804)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 141-42; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 45


Overall: 16.3 x 11.8 x 1.8 cm (6 7/16 x 4 5/8 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title, six etching and engravings, and six leaves of engraved sheet music

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Quillau, for Ruault, 1776[-1777]) Octavo; 62 leaves, plus engraved title, 6 plates, and 6 leaves of engraved music; modern decorative pastepaper boards.

Literary illustrations, decorative title, and engraved sheet music

Paris: Quillau, for Ruault, 1776[-1777]


Acquired in 1903 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