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Werther, traduction de l'allemand

Author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German, 1749–1832), Illustrated by René Théodore Berthon (French, 1776–1859), Engraved by Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (French, 1747–1819), Printer Pierre-Nicolas Firmin Didot (French, active from 1795)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 442


Overall: 13.9 x 9.2 x 3 cm (5 1/2 x 3 5/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with four etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Didot jeune, 1797) 18mo, two vols. in one; [v. 1] 94 leaves, plus 2 plates; [v. 2] 108+3 ll., plus 2 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped marbled brown calf.

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Didot jeune, 1797


Acquired in Brussels 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