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Le Poète, ou mémoires d'un homme de lettres

Illustrated by P. J. Chaillou (French, late 18th–early 19th century), Engraved by Jean Dambrun (French, 1741–about 1808), Author Pierre Jean Baptiste Choudard, called Desforges (French, 1746–1806)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 296


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 17.3 x 10.7 x 2.7 cm (6 13/16 x 4 3/16 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with four etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Hambourg [i.e., Paris]: chez les principaux libraires, 1798) Duodecimo, four vols.; [v. 1] 165 leaves, plus 1 plate; [v. 2] 195 ll., plus 1 pl.; [v. 3] 185 ll., plus 1 pl.; [v. 4] 219 ll., plus 1 pl.; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped half brown calf, marbled paper boards.

Literary illustrations.

Hambourg [i.e., Paris]: chez les principaux libraires, 1798


Acquired from Goodspeed Bookshop, Boston, in 1920 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