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Oeuvres...traduits de l'allemand

Contes moraux et nouvelles idylles

Illustrated by Salomon Gessner (Swiss, 1730–1788), Author Denis Diderot (French, 1713–1784)

Place of Publication: Zurich, Switzerland

Catalogue Raisonné

Lanckoronska and Oehler, II, p. 220; Cohen-de Ricci 432


Overall (each volume): 25.5 x 20 x 2.6 cm (10 1/16 x 7 7/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with three etched titles, twenty full-page etchings and numerous etched vignettes

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Zurich: by the author, 1773-1777) Quarto; two vols. [1] 103 leaves, plus plates, [2] 95 leaves, plus plates; modern half gilt-stamped brown calf, brown marbled paper boards

Illustrations of pastoral idylls and motifs

Zurich: by the author, 1773-1777


Purchased in 1914 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