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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


Overall (each vol.): 17.8 x 12.2 x 3 cm (7 x 4 13/16 x 1 3/16 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] 136 [of 156: prefatory material misbound at beginning of vol. 2] leaves, plus title and 11 plates; [v. 2] 180 [i.e., properly 160] leaves; contemporary gilt-stamped speckled brown calf.

Allegorical and historical illustrations; engraved title with author portrait.

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


Unidentified armorial bookplate with motto "Indignante invidia florebit justus"; acquired in 1907 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