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Oeuvres de Salomon Gessner

Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Engraved by Pierre-Charles Baquoy (1759–1829), Engraved by Jean Dambrun (French, 1741–about 1808), Engraved by Remi Henri Joseph Delvaux (French, 1748/50–1823), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Michel Dupréel (French, active 1787–1817), Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), Engraved by Abraham Girardet (French, 1764–1823), Engraved by Noël Le Mire (French, 1724–1801), Engraved by Jacques-Louis Petit (French, 1760–about 1812), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Simonet (French, 1742–1813), Engraved by Philippe Trière (French, 1756–about 1815), Portrait(s) designed by Dominique Vivant Denon (French, 1747–1825), Portrait(s) designed by Louis-Michel van Loo (French, 1707–1771), Portrait(s) designed by Graff, Engraved by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, 1736–1807), Engraved by Pierre Alexandre Tardieu (French, 1756–1844), Author Salomon Gessner (Swiss, 1730–1788), Publisher Antoine Augustin Renouard (French, 1765–1853), Printer Crapelet [firm] (French, late 18th–early 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 435; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 57


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 20 x 13.5 x 3.4 cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 102 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Crapelet, for Antonie-Augustin Renouard, 1799) Octavo, four vols.; [v. 1] 166 leaves, plus 16(32) plates; [v. 2] 143 ll., plus 13(26) pls.; [v. 3] 135 ll., plus 16(32) pls.; [v. 4] 150 ll., plus 6(12) pls.; modern gilt-stamped red morocco (Smeers).

Literary illustrations; portraits of Gessner, Huber, and Diderot.

Paris: Crapelet, for Antoine-Augustin Renouard, 1799


Acquired in Paris in 1917 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