Mort d'Abel, poëme
Illustrated by Nicolas-André Monsiau (French, 1754/55–1837), Engraved by Nicolas Colibert (French, about 1750–after 1810), Engraved by Alexandre L. Clément (French, active late 18th–early 19th centuries), Engraved by Fréderic Cazenave (French, 1770–about 1843), Author Salomon Gessner (Swiss, 1730–1788), Publisher André Defer de Maisonneuve (French, 1749–1795)
Place of Publication: Paris, France
Cohen-de Ricci 436
Overall: 34.2 x 26.3 x 2.2 cm (13 7/16 x 10 3/8 x 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with six colored etching and engravings
Not On View
(Paris: Defer de Maisonneuve, 1793) Large quarto; 81 leaves, plus 6 plates; late nineteenth-century gilt-stamped half brown morocco, embossed cloth boards.
Literary illustrations; portrait frontispiece of author.
Paris: Defer de Maisonneuve, 1793
Charles [B?] Codman [signature on title]; acquired in 1923 from Goodspeed's, Boston, by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.
William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent