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La Nouvelle Héloïse, ou lettres de deux amans, d'une petite ville au pied des Alpes

Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Frontispiece designed by Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (French, 1715–1790), Engraved by Jacques Aliamet (French, 1726–1788), Engraved by Pierre Philippe Choffard (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Jean Jacques Flipart (French, 1719–1782), Engraved by Noël Le Mire (French, 1724–1801), Engraved by Louis Simon Lempereur (French, 1725–1796), Engraved by Joseph de Longueil (French, 1730–1792), Engraved by Jean Ouvrier (French, 1725–1784), Engraved by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, 1736–1807), Author Jean-Jacques Rousseau (French, 1712–1778), Publisher Nicolas Bonaventure Duchesne (French, died in 1765)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 905-06


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 20.2 x 13.4 x 4 cm (7 15/16 x 5 1/4 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 13 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Neuchatel and Paris: Duchesne, 1764) Octavo, four vols.: [v. 1] 229 leaves, plus 3 plates; [v. 2] 241 ll., plus 4 pls.; [v. 3] 254 ll., plus 3 pls.; [v. 4] 234 ll., plus 3 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped brown calf, gilt edges [v. 1-3]; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf, marbled edges.

Allegorical frontispiece; illustrations to Rousseau’s novel.

Neuchatel and Paris: Duchesne, 1764


Acquired in 1906 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