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Pamela: or, Virtue Rewarded. In a Series of Familiar Letters

1742
Engraved by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), After Francis Hayman (English, 1708?–1776), Author Samuel Richardson (English, 1689–1761), Publisher John Osborn (English, died in 1775), Publisher John Rivington (English, 1720–1792)


Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 891; William M. Sale, Samuel Richardson--A Bibliographic Record (New Haven: 1936), nos. 10 & 17.

Dimensions

Overall (each vol.): 21 x 13.6 x 4.5 cm (8 1/4 x 5 3/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.1514a-d

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 29 engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(London: J. Osborn and John Rivington, 1742) Octavo, four volumes; [v.1] 226 leaves, plus 7 plates; [v.2] 222 ll., plus 9 pls.; [v.3] 260 ll., plus 5 pls.; [v.4] 250 ll., plus 8 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped speckled brown calf.

Illustrations to Richardson’s novel.


London: J. Osborn and John Rivington, 1742

Provenance

Acquired in 1924 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