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Anacréon, Sapho, Bion et Moschus, traduction nouvelle en prose, suivie de la veillée des fêtes de Vénus

Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Engraved by Jean Massard (1740–1822), Engraved by Antoine Jean Duclos (French, 1742–1795), Author Anacreon (6th century B.C.E.), Author Sappho, Author Bion, Author Moschus, Publisher Jean-François Bastien (French, 1747–1825)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 80


Overall: 22.1 x 15.1 x 3.7 cm (8 11/16 x 5 15/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 27 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(“Paphos” [i.e., Paris]: J. Fr. Bastien, 1780) Quarto; 204 leaves, plus 2 plates; early nineteenth-century gilt-stamped brown calf.

Literary illustrations.

“Paphos” [i.e., Paris]: J. Fr. Bastien, 1780


John Thomas Stanley of Alderley (armorial bookplate); acquired in 1912 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