De imitatione Christi libri quatuor
Illustrated by Clément Pierre Marillier (French, 1740–1808), Engraved by Joseph de Longueil (French, 1730–1792), Author Thomas à Kempis (1380–1471), Publisher Joseph Gérard Barbou (French, 1723–1790)
Place of Publication: Paris, France
Cohen-de Ricci 510
Overall: 15.8 x 9.5 x 3 cm (6 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 1 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with four etching and engravings
Not On View
(Paris: J. Barbou, 1764) Duodecimo; 216 leaves, plus 4 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.
Allegorical and religious scenes.
Paris: J. Barbou, 1764
John Duke Coleridge, London (Lord Chief Justice of England, 1820-1894; his inscription on preliminary leaf "JD Coleridge / 1 Sussex Square / 1872"); acquired in 1912 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.
William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent