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Illustrated by Jean-Jacques François Le Barbier (French, 1738–1826), Illustrated by Pierre Philippe Choffard (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Charles Étienne Gaucher (French, 1741–1804), Author Pierre-Antoine-Augustin de Piis (French, 1755–1832), Printer Philippe-Denis Pierres (French, 1741–1808)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 802


Overall: 15.7 x 9.8 x 1.5 cm (6 3/16 x 3 7/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 13 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Ph.-D. Pierres, 1785) Duodecimo; 30 leaves, plus 13 plates and 11 leaves of engraved music; modern gilt-stamped red morocco (Riviere & Son).

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Ph.-D. Pierres, 1785


Old [ownership?] inscription on dedication leaf (effaced); acquired in 1922 from Maggs. Bros. Ltd., London, 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