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Illustrated by Jean-Jacques François Le Barbier (French, 1738–1826), Engraved by Charles Étienne Gaucher (French, 1741–1804), Portrait(s) designed by Henri J. François (French, born Luxembourg, active 1785–1806), Engraved by Henri-Joseph Dubouchet (French, 1833–1909), Author Pierre-Antoine-Augustin de Piis (French, 1755–1832), Publisher Rouquette Libraire (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall: 17.4 x 10.5 x 1.5 cm (6 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 28 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Rouquette et fils, 1891) Duodecimo; [2 ff.] 4, 48 pp. [3 ff.], plus 28 plates, 21 pp. music, and 1 f. prospectus; contemporary half gilt-stamped red morocco, marbled paper boards (Canape-Rude; original gilt decorated paper wrappers bound in).

Literary illustrations, author portrait, sheet music.

Paris: Rouquette et fils, 1891


Unidentified collector with initials A. L. (bookplate); acquired in Paris in 1907 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