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Histoire de Tom Jones, ou l'enfant trouvé

1750
Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Engraved by François-Antoine Aveline (French, 1727–1780), Engraved by Pierre Quentin Chedel (French, 1705–1762), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Delafosse (French, 1721–1806), Engraved by Etienne Fessard (French, 1714–1777), Engraved by Jean Jacques Pasquier (French, died in 1785), Author Henry Fielding (English, 1707–1754), Publisher J. (John) Nourse (English, died in 1780)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Ray, French Illustrated Book, 14

Dimensions

Overall (each vol.): 18.5 x 11.2 x 2.2 cm (7 5/16 x 4 7/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

37.1425a-d

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 16 etching and engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Londre [i.e., Paris]: Jean Nourse, 1750) Duodecimo, four vols.; [v. 1] 176 leaves, plus 4 plates; [v. 2] 174 ll., plus 4 pls.; [v. 3] 143 ll., plus 4 pls.; [v. 4] 173 ll., plus 4 pls.; modern gilt-stamped blue morocco (Chambolle-Duru).

Illustrations to Fielding’s novel.


Londre [i.e., Paris]: Jean Nourse, 1751

Provenance

Acquired in 1918 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