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La Sainte Bible, contenant l'ancien et le nouveau testament

Illustrated by Clément Pierre Marillier (French, 1740–1808), Illustrated by Nicolas-André Monsiau (French, 1754/55–1837), 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 Jean Baptiste Michel Dupréel (French, active 1787–1817), Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), Engraved by Antoine Cosme Giraud (French, 1760–after 1796), Engraved by Louis Michel Halbou (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Jean Jacques Hubert (French, born in 1760), Engraved by Pierre Adrien Le Beau (French, 1748–after 1800), Engraved by Charles Emmanuel Jean Baptiste Patas (French, 1744–1802), Engraved by Jacques-Louis Petit (French, 1760–about 1812), Engraved by Nicholas Ponce (French, 1746–1831), Engraved by Philippe Trière (French, 1756–about 1815), Engraved by Thomas François Vignet (French, born in 1754), Publisher André Defer de Maisonneuve (French, 1749–1795), Printer Pierre François Didot (French, 1731–1793)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 935-936


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 23 x 15.7 x 5.4 cm (9 1/16 x 6 3/16 x 2 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 300 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Imprimerie de Monsieur [i.e., P. F. Didot], for Defer de Maisonneuve [et al.], 1789[-1804]) Octavo, twelve vols.; [v. 1] 191 leaves, plus plates; [v. 2] 266 ll., plus pls.; [v. 3] 243 ll., plus pls.; [v. 4] 243 ll., plus pls.; [v. 5] 275 ll., plus pls.; [v. 6] 326 ll., plus pls.; [v. 7] 314 ll., plus pls.; [v. 8] 238 ll., plus pls.; [v. 9] 187 ll., plus pls.; [v. 10] 200 ll., plus pls.; [v. 11] 151 ll., plus pls.; [v. 12] 184 ll., plus pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped marbled brown calf.

Biblical illustrations.

Paris: Imprimerie de Monsieur [i.e., P. F. Didot], for Defer de Maisonneuve [et al.], 1789[-1804]


Unidentified armorial bookplate with motto "Deus Fides Fortitudo"; acquired in 1927 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