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Le merité des femmes, et autres poésies

Illustrated by Christophe Guérin (French, 1758–1831), Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Simonet (French, 1742–1813), Author Gabriel Legouvé (French, 1764–1812), Publisher Antoine Augustin Renouard (French, 1765–1853), Binding by Bozerian (French)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 616


Overall: 17.3 x 10.5 x 2.4 cm (6 13/16 x 4 1/8 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with three etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Ant. Aug. Renouard, 1809) Duodecimo; 248 pp., plus two plates; contemporary gilt-stamped red morocco.

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Ant. Aug. Renouard, 1809


Contemporary bookseller's label ("Chez Favre, Libraire et Commissionnaire en Librairie, Palais-Royal...."); Francis Haywood (armorial bookplate); acquired in 1913 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