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Les Idylles de Bion et de Moschus

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, French, 17th century, Author Bion, Author Moschus, Author Hilaire Bernard de Requeleyne, baron Longepierre (French, 1659–1721), Publisher Pierre Auboüyn (French, died in 1712), Publisher Pierre Emery (French, 17th century), Publisher Charles Clousier (French, 17th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet I, 950


Overall: 16.5 x 10 x 2.8 cm (6 1/2 x 3 15/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with two engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Pierre Auboüyn, Pierre Emery, and Charles Clousier, 1686) Duodecimo; 139 & 92 leaves; contemporary gilt-stamped brown calf with de Vauban arms

Paris: Pierre Auboüyn, Pierre Emery, and Charles Clousier, 1686


Sebastien Le Prestre de Vauban (military engineer, Marshal of France, 1633-1707); Henri Lambert, Versailles; Horatio Greenough Curtis (1844-1922; inscribed "H.G.C. 15/5/90 $6"); his widow, by whom given to MFA, 1927.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis in memory of her husband Horatio Greenough Curtis