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Horace--traduction en vers

Illustrated by Jules-Adolphe Chauvet (French, born in 1828), Author Horace, Translator Comte Henry Siméon (French, 19th century), Publisher Librairie des Bibliophiles, Printer Charles Delâtre (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 20.5 x 13.5 x 3.8 cm (8 1/16 x 5 5/16 x 1 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 169 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Libraire des Bibliophiles, 1873-1874) Octavo, three vols.; (v. 1) xxxii, 431 pp.; (v. 2) [2 ff.] 470 pp. [1 f.]; (v. 3) [2 ff.] xiii pp. [1 f.] 459 pp., plus 1 plate; contemporary armorial gilt-stamped black morocco.

Literary illustrations; author portraits.

Paris: Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1873-1874


Armorial binding with motto "Franc et loyal"; Frank E. Simpson (armorial bookplate); acquired in 1919 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

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William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent