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Le Temple de Gnide

Illustrated by Charles Monnet (French, 1732–after 1808), Engraved by Jean Charles Baquoy (French, 1721–1777), Engraved by Nicolas Delaunay (French, 1739–1792), Engraved by Isidore Stanislas Helman (French, 1743–1806), Engraved by Louis Joseph Masquelier (French, 1741–1811), Engraved by François Denis Née (French, 1735–1818), Engraved by Nicholas Ponce (French, 1746–1831), Author Charles-Pierre Colardeau (French, 1732–1776), Author Charles-Louis de Secondat Montesquieu (French, 1689–1755), Publisher Edmé-Jean Le Jay (French, died in 1797?)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 245-46


Overall: 20.4 x 13 x 1.8 cm (8 1/16 x 5 1/8 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with eight etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Le Jay [1773]) Octavo; 53 leaves, plus title and 7 plates; modern gilt-stamped red morocco (Riviere & Son). BOUND with Dorat, Le Faux Ibrahim (37.1746.2).

Engraved title with portrait of Corneille; literary illustrations.

Paris: Le Jay [1773]


Unidentified armorial bookplate with motto "Deo et regi"; 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