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Lettres à Émilie sur la mythologie

Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Engraved by Remi Henri Joseph Delvaux (French, 1748/50–1823), Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), Engraved by Barthélemy Joseph Fulcran Roger (French, 1767–1841), Engraved by N. Thomas (French, about 1750–about 1812), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Simonet (French, 1742–1813), Engraved by Philippe Trière (French, 1756–about 1815), Portrait(s) designed by Jacques Augustin Pajou (French, 1766–1828), Engraved by Pierre Alexandre Tardieu (French, 1756–1844), Author Charles Albert Demoustier (French, 1760–1801), Publisher Antoine Augustin Renouard (French, 1765–1853)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 283


Overall (each vol.): 20.2 x 13.4 x 3.6 cm (7 15/16 x 5 1/4 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 37 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Ant. Aug. Renouard, 1809) Octavo, six parts in two vols.; [pt. 1] viii, 143 pp., plus 7 plates; [pt. 2] 128 pp., plus 6 pls.; [pt. 3] 104 pp., plus 6 pls.; [pt. 4] 107 pp., plus 6 pls.; [pt. 5] 116 pp., plus 6 pls.; [pt. 6] 148 pp., plus 6 pls.; contemporary gilt- and blind-stamped brown morocco.

Mythological illustrations, author portrait.

Paris: Ant. Aug. Renouard, 1809


Acquired in 1906 from A. Prath & P. Maynier, Paris, 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