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La déclamation théâtrale, poëme didactique en quatre chants...quatrième édition

Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), Author Claude Joseph Dorat (French, 1734–1780), Publisher Delalain (firm) (18th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 312 (1766 ed.)


Overall: 19.3 x 13 x 2.7 cm (7 5/8 x 5 1/8 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with five etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Delalain, 1771) Octavo; 120 leaves, plus five plates; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Decorative title frontispiece; allegorical representations of tragedy, comedy, opera, and dance.

Paris: Delalain, 1771


Ownership inscription on title "Gardet à Rheims"; acquired in 1926 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