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Anacréon, Sapho, Bion et Moschus, traduction nouvelle en prose, suivie de la veillée des fêtes de Vénus

1780
Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Engraved by Jean Massard (1740–1822), Engraved by Antoine Jean Duclos (French, 1742–1795), Author Anacreon (6th century B.C.E.), Author Sappho, Author Bion, Author Moschus, Publisher Jean-François Bastien (French, 1747–1825)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 80

Dimensions

Overall: 21.4 x 14.3 x 3.5 cm (8 7/16 x 5 5/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

37.1739

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 27 etching and engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(“Paphos” [i.e., Paris]: J. Fr. Bastien, 1780) Quarto; 204 leaves, plus 2 plates; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped brown morocco.

Literary illustrations.


“Paphos” [i.e., Paris]: J. Fr. Bastien, 1780

Provenance

Unidentified armorial binding; Ch. Protte (bookplate with motto "Utile dulci"); acquired in 1929 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