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Mémoires philosophiques du Baron de..., seconde édition

Attributed to Louis Binet (French, 1744–about 1800), Author Louis-Athanase des Balbes de Berton Crillon (French, 1726–1789), Publisher Berton (firm) (French, 18th century), Printer Christophe Jean-François Ballard (French, 1701–1765)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 267 (1777-78 ed.)


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 19 x 12.5 x 4.5 cm (7 1/2 x 4 15/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with eight etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: la veuve Ballard, for Berton, 1779) Octavo, two vols.; [v. 1] 150 leaves, plus 8 plates; [v. 2] 176 ll.; [repaired] half brown calf, pastepaper boards.

Literary illustrations.

Paris: la veuve Ballard, for Berton, 1779


Acquired from Librairie Joseph Gibert, Paris, in 1924 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