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Zélis au bain. Poëme en quatre chants. Nouvelle édition

after 1763
Engraved by Noël Le Mire (French, 1724–1801), Engraved by Joseph de Longueil (French, 1730–1792), Engraved by Jacques Aliamet (French, 1726–1788), After Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Author Alexandre Frédéric Jacque de Masson, marquis de Pezay (French, 1741–1777)

Place of Publication: Geneva, Switzerland

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 796 (second ed.)


Overall: 18.6 x 12.7 x 2 cm (7 5/16 x 5 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 13 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Geneva [after 1763]) Quarto; 23 leaves; modern half gilt-stamped brown morocco, marbled paper boards. BOUND with Pezay, Nouvelle Zélie (1768) and Dorat, Les Tourterelles de Zelmis (1766).

Plates and vignettes illustrating pastoral, erotic poem.

Geneva [after 1763]


Acquired in 1905 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