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Les Quatre poëtiques: d'Aristote, d'Horace, de Vida, de Despréaux. Avec les traductions & les remarques

Illustrated by Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (French, 1715–1790), Engraved by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, 1736–1807), Editor Charles Batteux (French, 1713–1780)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 120


Overall (each vol.): 20.2 x 13.6 x 3 cm (7 15/16 x 5 3/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with one etching and engraving

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Michel Lambert, for Saillant & Nyon, and Desaint, 1771) Octavo, four parts in two volumes; [v. 1] 208 leaves, plus plate [supplied from other copy]; [v. 2] 189 leaves; contemporary gilt-stamped speckled brown calf.

Allegorical frontispiece.

Paris: Michel Lambert, for Saillant & Nyon, and Desaint, 1771


Acquired in 1924 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