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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), Engraved by Antoine Cosme Giraud (French, 1760–after 1796), Engraved by Louis Michel Halbou (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Jean François Ribault (French, 1767–1820), Author Theocritus, Printer Pierre François Didot (French, 1731–1793)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 988


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 13.5 x 9 x 2.5 cm (5 5/16 x 3 9/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with eight etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Didot jeune, l’an IV [1796]) Duodecimo, two vols.; [v. 1] 100 leaves, plus 8 plates; [v. 2] 80 ll.; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped marbled brown calf.

Classical literary illustrations; portraits of author and translator.

Paris: Didot jeune, l’an IV [1796]


Acquired in 1920 from Anderson auction gallery, New York, 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