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Illustrated by Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (French, 1715–1790), Engraved by Pierre Philippe Choffard (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Benoît-Louis Prévost (French, about 1735–about 1804), Engraved by Jean François Rousseau (French, born in 1740), Engraved by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, 1736–1807), Author Terence (about 190–158 BCE), Publisher Charles Antoine Jombert (French, 1712–1784), Publisher Claude Antoine Jombert (French, died in 1788), Printer Louis Cellot (French, born in 1732?)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 984


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 21.2 x 13.7 x 4.6 cm (8 3/8 x 5 3/8 x 1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with seven etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Louis Cellot, for Ch. Ant. and Cl. Ant. Jombert, 1771) Octavo, three vols.; [v. 1] 308 leaves, plus 3 plates; [v. 2] 259 ll., plus 2 pls.; [v. 3] 244 ll., plus 2 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped speckled brown calf.

Allegorical frontispiece with author portrait; dramatic illustrations.

Paris: Louis Cellot, for Ch. Ant. and Cl. Ant. Jombert, 1771


Illegible ownership inscription on preliminary leaf; acquired in 1910 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