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Oeuvres de Gesner

1790 or later
Illustrated by Charles Monnet (French, 1732–after 1808), Illustrated by Clément Pierre Marillier (French, 1740–1808), Engraved by Remi Henri Joseph Delvaux (French, 1748/50–1823), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Michel Dupréel (French, active 1787–1817), Engraved by Antoine Cosme Giraud (French, 1760–after 1796), Engraved by Charles François LeTellier (French, 1743–1800), Engraved by Charles François Adrien Macret (French, 1751–1789), Engraved by Wilbrode-Magloire-Nicolas Courbe (French, active late 18th–early 19th century), Author Salomon Gessner (Swiss, 1730–1788), Publisher François Dufart (French, born in 1748)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 434


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 23 x 14.9 x 4.3 cm (9 1/16 x 5 7/8 x 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 27 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Dufart [1790 or later]) Octavo, two vols.; [v. 1] 184 leaves, plus 11 plates; [v. 2] 224 ll., plus 16 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped marbled brown calf (“tree pattern”).

Literary illustrations; author portrait; decorative engraved titles.

Paris: Dufart [1790 or later]


Acquired in 1912 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