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Les Nouvelles de Marguerite, reine de Navarre

Heptaméron français

After Sigmund Freudenberger (Swiss, 1745–1801), After Balthazar Anton Dunker (German, worked in France and Switzerland, 1746–1807), Engraved by Joseph de Longueil (French, 1730–1792), Engraved by Carl Gottlieb Guttenberg (German, 1743–1790), Engraved by Robert de Launay (French, 1754–1814), Engraved by Louis Michel Halbou (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Jacques Le Roy (French, born in 1739), Engraved by Matthias Gottfried Eichler (German, 1748–after 1818), Engraved by Benoît Louis Henriquez (French, 1732–1806), Engraved by Marie Elisabeth Thibault (Swiss, 18th century), Author Queen Marguerite of Navarre (French, 1492–1549), Printer Nouvelle Société Typographique

Place of Publication: Berne, Switzerland

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 680-81; Ray 66


Other (each volume): 19.6 x 12.5 x 3.3 cm (7 11/16 x 4 15/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 220 etching and engravings

Not On View


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Berne: Nouvelle Société Typographique, 1780-1781) Octavo, three volumes; [v. 1] 163 leaves, plus 22 plates; [v. 2] 156 leaves, plus 26 plates [one repeated]; [v. 3] 128 leaves, plus 28 plates; modern gilt-stamped blue morocco (Lortic).

Illustrations to pastoral, amatory, and moralized stories by Marguerite of Navarre.

Berne: Nouvelle Société Typographique, 1780-1781


Acquired in 1910 from Sotheran, London, 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