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Le temple de Gnide, suivi d'Arsace et Isménie

Illustrated by Jean-Baptiste Regnault (French, 1754–1829), Illustrated by Jean-Jacques François Le Barbier (French, 1738–1826), Etched by Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (French, 1747–1819), Engraved by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, 1736–1807), Engraved by Pierre-Charles Baquoy (1759–1829), Engraved by Wilbrode-Magloire-Nicolas Courbe (French, active late 18th–early 19th century), Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), Engraved by Louis Michel Halbou (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Charles Louis Lingée (French, 1748–1819), Engraved by Charles Emmanuel Jean Baptiste Patas (French, 1744–1802), Engraved by Nicholas Ponce (French, 1746–1831), Author Charles-Louis de Secondat Montesquieu (French, 1689–1755), Printer and Publisher Pierre Didot (French, 1761–1853)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 729


Overall: 15.8 x 10 x 2.2 cm (6 1/4 x 3 15/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 13 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: P. Didot I’aîné, 1796) 18mo; 81 leaves, plus 12 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped red morocco.

Literary illustrations; author portrait.

Paris: P. Didot l’aîné, 1796


Georgiana Bedford (armorial bookplate); acquired from Brentano's, New York, in 1908 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