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Essais de gravûre, Livre premier [-troisième]

Pierre Bourdon (French, active 1703–1707), Title pages by Guerard (French, active in 1703)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Berlin 850; Thieme-Becker, IV, p. 458; Bibliothèque nationale, Inventaire 18th cen., v. 3, pp. 320-21 (Bourdon); Inventaire 17th cen., v. 5, pp. 51-52 (Guerard)


Overall: 22.7 x 30.3 x 1.5 cm (8 15/16 x 11 15/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bound set with 21 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Bound sets

(Paris: Pierre Bourdon, 1703) Oblong quarto; 21 leaves; modern gilt-stamped red morocco (David).

Designs for decanters, snuff boxes, watch covers, key handles, etc.

Paris: Pierre Bourdon, 1703


Unidentified collector's stamp in black on first two plates (IG or GI within diamond); William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, November 18, 1948.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund