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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

Catalogue Raisonné

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.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with six colored etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(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.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent