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L'Heureux jour-épitre à mon ami

Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), Engraved by Jean Massard (1740–1822), Author Alexandre Frédéric Jacque de Masson, marquis de Pezay (French, 1741–1777), Publisher Nicolas Bonaventure Duchesne (French, died in 1765)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 797


Overall: 19.5 x 13.5 x 1 cm (7 11/16 x 5 5/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with four etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: veuve Duchesne, 1768) Octavo; 15 leaves, plus plate; contemporary gilt-stamped speckled brown calf.

Engraved title, literary illustration, decorative vignette and tailpiece.

Paris: veuve Duchesne, 1768


Unidentified monogram booklabel [HD]; cquired in 1924 from Librairie Ch. Bosse, 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