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
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.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with engraved title and seven etching and engravings
Not On View
([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.
Acquired in 1925 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.
William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent