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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), Author Anacreon (6th century B.C.E.), Author Sappho, Publisher Louis[?] Le Boucher (French, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 79


Overall: 21.6 x 14.7 x 3 cm (8 1/2 x 5 13/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 26 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(“Paphos,” and Paris: Le Boucher, 1773) Octavo; 144 leaves, plus frontispiece [and 7 extra-illustrated plates]; modern gilt-stamped red morocco (L. Claessens).

Literary and pastoral illustrations

“Paphos,” and Paris: Le Boucher, 1773


Unidentified initials on binding "ED[?]"; Vicomte Vilain XIIII (bookplate); acquired in 1903 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