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Narcisse dans l'isle de Vénus, poëme en quatre chants

1769
Illustrated by Gabriel de Saint-Aubin (French, 1724–1780), Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), Engraved by Jean Massard (1740–1822), Author Jacques Charles Louis Malfilâtre (French, 1733–1767), Publisher Edmé-Jean Le Jay (French, died in 1797?), Printer Christophe Jean-François Ballard (French, 1701–1765)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 672

Dimensions

Overall: 20 x 13.3 x 1.2 cm (7 7/8 x 5 1/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

37.1773

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with five etching and engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Paris: veuve Ballard, for Lejay [1769]) Octavo; 61 leaves, plus title and 4 plates; modern gilt-stamped half gray buckram, marbled paper boards.

Engraved title with pastoral scenes; literary illustrations.


Paris: veuve Ballard, for Lejay [1769]

Provenance

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