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La Henriade, nouvelle édition

Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Engraved by Joseph de Longueil (French, 1730–1792), Author François Marie Arouet de Voltaire (French, 1694–1778), Publisher Nicolas Bonaventure Duchesne (French, died in 1765), Printer Joseph Gérard Barbou (French, 1723–1790)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 1026; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 30


Overall (each vol.): 19 x 12.7 x 3.2 cm (7 1/2 x 5 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 22 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Barbou, for la veuve Duchesne [et al.], [1769-]1770) Octavo, two vols.; [v. 1] 156 leaves, plus title and 11 plates; [v. 2] 160 leaves; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Allegorical and historical illustrations; engraved title with author portrait.

Paris: Barbou, for la veuve Duchesne [et al.], [1769-]1770


Acquired in 1914 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