Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Engraved by Antoine Jean Duclos (French, 1742–1795), Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), Engraved by Noël Le Mire (French, 1724–1801), Engraved by François Denis Née (French, 1735–1818), Engraved by Jean François Rousseau (French, born in 1740), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Simonet (French, 1742–1813), Author Lucan (A.D. 39–65), Translator Jean-François Marmontel (French, 1723–1799), Publisher Joseph Merlin (French, 1718–1783), Printer André-François Le Breton (French, 1708–1779)
Place of Publication: Paris, France
Cohen-de Ricci 662
Overall (each vol.): 19.8 x 13.2 x 3.4 cm (7 13/16 x 5 3/16 x 1 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with 11 etching and engravings
Not On View
(Paris: Le Breton, for Merlin, 1766) Octavo, two vols.; [v. 1] 194 leaves, plus 6 plates; [v. 2] 211 ll., plus 5 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped marbled brown calf.
Allegorical frontispiece; literary illustrations.
Paris: Le Breton, for Merlin, 1766
Acquired in 1906 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.
William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent