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Narcisse dans I'isle de Vénus, poëme en quatre chants

Illustrated by Gabriel de Saint-Aubin (French, 1724–1780), 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 Jacques Charles Louis Malfilâtre (French, 1733–1767), Publisher Edmé-Jean Le Jay (French, died in 1797?), Printer Christophe Jean-François Ballard (French, 1701–1765)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 672


Overall: 22 x 15.5 x 2 cm (8 11/16 x 6 1/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with five etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: veuve Ballard, for Lejay [1769]) Octavo; 61 leaves, plus title and 4 plates; modern vellum boards.

Engraved title with pastoral scenes; literary illustrations.

Paris: veuve Ballard, for Lejay [1769]


Pierre Lechanteux Librairie, Paris; acquired in 1910 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