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Paul et Virginie

Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Illustrated by Claude Joseph Vernet (French, 1714–1789), Engraved by Abraham Girardet (French, 1764–1823), Engraved by Louis Michel Halbou (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Joseph de Longueil (French, 1730–1792), Author Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (French, 1737–1814), Printer Pierre François Didot (French, 1731–1793)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 931-932; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 54


Overall: 13.7 x 9 x 2.1 cm (5 3/8 x 3 9/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with four etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Imprimerie de Monsieur [i.e., P. F. Didot], 1789) 18mo; 140, plus 2 leaves, plus 4 plates; modern gilt-stamped red morocco (Zaehnsdorf).

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Imprimerie de Monsieur [i.e., P. F. Didot], 1789


Acquired in 1910 from Zaehnsdorf, London, 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