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Oeuvres complettes de Mr. Gesner

Illustrated by Clément Pierre Marillier (French, 1740–1808), Engraved by Nicolas Delaunay (French, 1739–1792), Engraved by Robert de Launay (French, 1754–1814), Engraved by Pierre Duflos (French, born in 1751), Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), Engraved by Jean Louis Delignon (French, 1755–about 1804), Author Salomon Gessner (Swiss, 1730–1788), Publisher Hubert-Martin Cazin (French, 1724–1795)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 432-433


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 12.1 x 7.1 x 2.3 cm (4 3/4 x 2 13/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 18 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

([Paris: Cazin, 1778-1782]) Duodecimo, three vols.; [v. 1] 121 leaves, plus 9 plates; [v. 2] 119 ll., plus 7 pls.; [v. 3] 146 ll., plus 2 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped brown calf.

Engraved titles, author portrait, literary pastoral illustrations.

[Paris: Cazin, 1778-1782]


1917, sold by Weyhe Gallery, New York, to William A. Sargent (b. 1858 - d. 1936), Boston; 1937, bequest of William A. Sargent to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 17, 1937)

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent