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La Gerusalemme liberata

Illustrated by Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (French, 1715–1790), Engraved by Jean Dambrun (French, 1741–about 1808), Engraved by Robert de Launay (French, 1754–1814), Engraved by Jean Louis Delignon (French, 1755–about 1804), Engraved by Antoine Jean Duclos (French, 1742–1795), Engraved by Charles Louis Lingée (French, 1748–1819), Engraved by Charles Emmanuel Jean Baptiste Patas (French, 1744–1802), Engraved by Nicholas Ponce (French, 1746–1831), Engraved by Benoît-Louis Prévost (French, about 1735–about 1804), Engraved by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, 1736–1807), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Simonet (French, 1742–1813), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Tilliard (French, 1740–1823), Engraved by Philippe Trière (French, 1756–about 1815), Engraved by Charles-Nicolas Varin (French, 1745–1805), Author Torquato Tasso (Italian, 1544–1595), Printer François Ambroise Didot (French, 1730–1804), Binding by Christian Samuel Kalthoeber (active 1780–1816)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 976-977; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 11


Overall (each vol.): 32.5 x 24.8 x 4.2 cm (12 13/16 x 9 3/4 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 41 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Franc. Ambr. Didot l’ainé, for Monsieur, 1784) Large quarto, two vols.; [v. 1] 174 leaves, plus 21 plates; [v. 2] 168 ll., plus 20 pls.; contemporary (original?) gilt-stamped green morocco (C. S. Kalthoeber, London).

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Franc. Ambr. Didot l’ainé, for Monsieur, 1784


John J. Betts, Broomfield (armorial bookplate); acquired 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