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Romans et contes

Illustrated by Clément Pierre Marillier (French, 1740–1808), Illustrated by Pietro Antonio Martini (Italian, 1738–1797), Illustrated by Charles Monnet (French, 1732–after 1808), Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Portrait(s) designed by Maurice Quentin de La Tour (French, 1704–1788), Engraved by Louis Jacques Cathelin (French, 1738–1804), Engraved by Jean Charles Baquoy (French, 1721–1777), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Claude Chatelain (French, about 1710–about 1771), Engraved by Jeanne Deny (French, 1749–after 1815), Engraved by Martial Deny (French, born in 1745), Engraved by Jean Dambrun (French, 1741–about 1808), Engraved by F. B. Lorieux (French, late 18th–early 19th century), Charles Emmanuel Jean Baptiste Patas (French, 1744–1802), Engraved by Marie Elisabeth Thibault (Swiss, 18th century), Engraved by Géraud Vidal (French, 1742–1804), Author François Marie Arouet de Voltaire (French, 1694–1778)

Place of Publication: Bouillon, Belgium

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 1038; Ray, French Illustrated Books, 35


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 20.7 x 13.3 x 3 cm (8 1/8 x 5 1/4 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 74 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Bouillon: La Société Typographique, 1778) Octavo, three vols.; [v. 1] 155 leaves, plus 17 plates; [v. 2] 164 ll., plus 20 pls.; [v. 3] 172 ll., plus 21 pls.; modern gilt-stamped red morocco (Hampstead Bindery).

Literary illustrations, author portrait, decorative vignettes and fleurons.

Bouillon: La Société Typographique, 1778


Acquired from J. W. Bouton, New York, 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