Requires Photography

Les bijoux des neuf-soeurs

Illustrated by Jean-Jacques François Le Barbier (French, 1738–1826), Engraved by Charles Étienne Gaucher (French, 1741–1804), Author François Marie Arouet de Voltaire (French, 1694–1778), Publisher André Defer de Maisonneuve (French, 1749–1795), Printer Jacques Gabriel Clousier (French, died in 1804)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 147


Overall (each vol.): 14.2 x 8.8 x 2.1 cm (5 9/16 x 3 7/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with six etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Clousier, for Defer de Maisonneuve, 1790) Duodecimo, two vols.; [v. 1] 150 leaves, plus 3 plates; [v. 2] 152 ll., plus 3 pls.; modern gilt-stamped red morocco (Thivet).

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Clousier, for Defer de Maisonneuve


Acquired in 1905 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