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Recueil d'heroïdes [title on spine]

Bagatelles anonymes
Suite des bagatelles anonymes
Lettre en vers de Gabrielle de Vergy
Les Baisers
Lettre de l'Abbé de Rancé à un ami
Epitre à Catherine II
Lettre de Pétrarque à Laure

Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Engraved by François Denis Née (French, 1735–1818), Engraved by Joseph de Longueil (French, 1730–1792), Engraved by Nicholas Ponce (French, 1746–1831), Engraved by Louis Binet (French, 1744–about 1800), Engraved by Mme E. Pithoud (French, 18th century), Author Claude Joseph Dorat (French, 1734–1780), Author Gabriel Mailhol (French, 1725–1791), Author Nicolas-Thomas Barthe (French, 1736/37–1785), Author Nicolas-Antoine Romet (French, 18th century), Publisher Nicolas Bonaventure Duchesne (French, died in 1765), Publisher Sébastien Jorry (French, died in 1774)

Place of Publication: Paris, France; Place of Publication: Geneva, Switzerland

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 114, 308, 312, 323, 671, 898


Overall: 21 x 14 x 3.2 cm (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Seven illustrated books bound together, with 16 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris and Geneva: various publishers, 1765-1770) Quarto, seven titles bound together; [1] 14 leaves; [2] 18 ll.; [3] 16 ll., plus plate; [4] 35 [of 36] ll., plus pl.; [5] 16 ll.; [6] 13 ll.; [7] 20 ll., plus pl.; contemporary gilt-stamped brown calf.

Literary and decorative illustrations.

Paris and Geneva: 1765-1770


Acquired in 1923 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