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Illustrated by Jean-Jacques François Le Barbier (French, 1738–1826), Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Illustrated by Antoine-Denis Chaudet (French, 1763–1810), Illustrated by François Marie Isidore Queverdo (French, 1748–about 1808), Engraved by Jean Dambrun (French, 1741–about 1808), Engraved by Jean Louis Delignon (French, 1755–about 1804), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Michel Dupréel (French, active 1787–1817), Engraved by Charles Étienne Gaucher (French, 1741–1804), Engraved by Louis Michel Halbou (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Jean François Ribault (French, 1767–1820), Author Theocritus, Publisher Jean-Baptiste Gail (French, 1755–1829), Printer Pierre-Nicolas Firmin Didot (French, active from 1795)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 988 [1796 ed.]


Overall: 14.6 x 10.3 x 3.1 cm (5 3/4 x 4 1/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 16 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Didot jeune, chez l’auteur, an VII [1799]) Duodecimo, two vols. in one; [v. 1] 94 leaves, plus 8 plates; [v. 2] 84 ll., plus 8 pls.; modern gilt-stamped brown morocco (F. Bedford).

Literary illustrations; portraits of author and translator/publisher.

Paris: Didot jeune, chez l’auteur, an VII [1799]


Acquired from G. D. Smith, New York, in 1917 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