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Illustrated by Jean-Jacques François Le Barbier (French, 1738–1826), Engraved by Jean Dambrun (French, 1741–about 1808), Engraved by Jean Louis Delignon (French, 1755–about 1804), Engraved by Charles Étienne Gaucher (French, 1741–1804), Author Bion, Author Moschus, Printer Pierre François Didot (French, 1731–1793), Publisher Jean-Baptiste Gail (French, 1755–1829)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 151-152


Overall: 13.2 x 8.2 x 1.5 cm (5 3/16 x 3 1/4 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with four etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Didot jeune, for Gail, l’an troisième [1795]) 18mo; 54 leaves, plus 4 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped red morocco.

Literary illustrations; frontispiece portrait of publisher/translator.

Paris: Didot jeune, for Gail, l’an troisième [1795]


Acquired in 1910 from Leighton, 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