Requires Photography

Les Baisers, précédés du mois de mai, poëme.

Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Illustrated by Clément Pierre Marillier (French, 1740–1808), Engraved by Jacques Aliamet (French, 1726–1788), Engraved by Jean Charles Baquoy (French, 1721–1777), Engraved by Louis Binet (French, 1744–about 1800), Engraved by Nicolas Delaunay (French, 1739–1792), Engraved by Charles Louis Lingée (French, 1748–1819), Engraved by Joseph de Longueil (French, 1730–1792), Engraved by Louis Joseph Masquelier (French, 1741–1811), Engraved by Jean Massard (1740–1822), Engraved by François Denis Née (French, 1735–1818), Engraved by Nicholas Ponce (French, 1746–1831), Author Claude Joseph Dorat (French, 1734–1780), Publisher Michel Lambert (French, 1722?–1787), Publisher Delalain (firm) (18th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 308-310; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 31


Overall: 21.4 x 14.4 x 2 cm (8 7/16 x 5 11/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 47 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(The Hague, and Paris: Lambert, et Delalain, 1770) Octavo; 84 leaves, plus 2 plates; modern gilt-stamped brown morocco (Riviere).

Pastoral illustrations; decorative vignettes and tailpieces.

The Hague, and Paris: Lambert, et Delalain, 1770


Edmund Macrory [armorial binding]; acquired in 1905 from T. Thorp, Reading, England, 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