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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 Graff, Portrait(s) designed by Louis-Michel van Loo (French, 1707–1771), Engraved by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, 1736–1807), Engraved by Pierre Alexandre Tardieu (French, 1756–1844), Author Salomon Gessner (Swiss, 1730–1788)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 835; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 57


Overall: 30.4 x 23.8 x 2.4 cm (11 15/16 x 9 3/8 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bound set of 51 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Bound sets

([Paris: 1799]) Quarto; 51 leaves; modern gilt-stamped half brown morocco, marbled paper boards.

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

[Paris: 1799]


Acquired in 1906 from Librairie Ch. Bosse, Paris, 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