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L'Art d'aimer, et poesies diverses

Phrosine et Mélidore

Illustrated by Pietro Antonio Martini (Italian, 1738–1797), Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Engraved by Jean Charles Baquoy (French, 1721–1777), Engraved by Charles Étienne Gaucher (French, 1741–1804), Engraved by Charles Emmanuel Jean Baptiste Patas (French, 1744–1802), Engraved by Nicholas Ponce (French, 1746–1831), Author Pierre-Joseph Bernard (French, 1710–1775)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 132 [variant: combination of Poesies and Phrosine?]


Overall: 20.4 x 13.6 x 4.3 cm (8 1/16 x 5 3/8 x 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title and seven etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

([Paris: 1775]) Octavo; 95 leaves, plus title and 7 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf. BOUND with Thomas, Essai (37.1360.2).

Decorative title; literary illustrations.

[Paris: 1775]


Acquired in 1925 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