Requires Photography

Lettre de Dulis à son ami

Illustrated by Gabriel de Saint-Aubin (French, 1724–1780), Author Louis Sébastien Mercier (French, 1740–1814), Publisher Nicolas Bonaventure Duchesne (French, died in 1765)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 699


Overall: 22.7 x 14.6 x 1 cm (8 15/16 x 5 3/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with three etchings, printed in sanguine

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London, and Paris: veuve Duchesne, 1767) Quarto; 17 leaves, plus plate; modern gilt-stamped half tan morocco, marbled paper boards.

Literary illustration, vignette, and tailpiece, printed in red ink.

London, and Paris: veuve Duchesne, 1767


Acquired in 1925 from Dawson's Bookshop, Los Angeles, 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