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Le Temple de Gnide suivi d'Arsace et Isménie. Nouvelle édition.

Illustrated by Jean-Jacques François Le Barbier (French, 1738–1826), Illustrated by Pierre Philippe Choffard (French, 1730–1809), Author Charles-Louis de Secondat Montesquieu (French, 1689–1755), Preface by Octave Uzanne (1852–1931), Publisher Jules Lemonnyer (French, active late 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall: 27.7 x 19.1 x 4.6 cm (10 7/8 x 7 1/2 x 1 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 15 [photomechanical?] etching and engravings, each in four impressions in black, blue, orange, and brown.

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Rouen: J. Lemonnyer, 1881) Quarto; [2 ff.] xxiii, 160 pp. [1 f.], plus plates; contemporary gilt-stamped brown morocco (Pagnant).

Literary illustrations.

Rouen: J. Lemonnyer, 1881


Acquired in 1903 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