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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, Publisher Jean-Baptiste Gail (French, 1755–1829), Printer Pierre François Didot (French, 1731–1793)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 151-152


Overall: 12.4 x 8.2 x 1.4 cm (4 7/8 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; modern gilt- and blind-stamped brown morocco.

Literary illustrations; frontispiece portrait of publisher/translator.

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


Acquired in 1914 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to the MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

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