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Lettres angloises, ou histoire de Miss Clarisse Harlove

Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Illustrated by Jean Jacques Pasquier (French, died in 1785), Engraved by Charles-Nicolas-Dauphin de Beauvais fils (French, about 1730–1783), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Delafosse (French, 1721–1806), Engraved by Louis Legrand (French, 1863–1951), Engraved by Louis Maisonneuve (French, born in 1719), Engraved by Jean Pelletier (French, born in 1736), Engraved by Pierre François Tardieu (French, 1711–1771), Author Samuel Richardson (English, 1689–1761), Publisher J. (John) Nourse (English, died in 1780)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 891


Overall (each vol., depth varies): 17.2 x 10.6 x 4.3 cm (6 3/4 x 4 3/16 x 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 21 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Londres [i.e., Paris?]: Nourse, 1751-1752) Duodecimo, six vols., each in two parts; [v. 1] 289 leaves, plus 5 plates; [v. 2] 267 ll., plus 4 pls.; [v. 3] 231 ll., plus 4 pls.; [v. 4] 288 ll., plus 2 pls.; [v. 5] 279 ll., plus 2 pls.; [v. 6] 381 ll., plus 4 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped brown calf.

Illustrations to Richardson’s novel.

Londres [i.e., Paris?]: 1751-1752


Acquired in 1907 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