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Tom Jones, ou histoire d'un enfant trouvé

1833
Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Engraved by Devilliers frères (French, 1784–about 1818/after 1844), Engraved by Louis François Mariage (French, active 1785–1811), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Simonet (French, 1742–1813), Author Henry Fielding (English, 1707–1754), Printer and Publisher Firmin Didot (French, 1764–1836)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 395-96; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 59; Bocher, Moreau, 533-44

Dimensions

Overall (each vol., depth variable): 22 x 14 x 4.2 cm (8 11/16 x 5 1/2 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

37.2021a-d

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 12 etching and engravings [plus folder of 10 watercolors and 24 etching and engravings, half of which are hand-colored]

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Paris: Firmin Didot frères, 1833) Octavo, four vols.; (v. 1) xv, 376 pp., plus 4 plates; (v. 2) [2 ff.] 411 pp., plus 2 pls.; (v. 3) [2 ff.] 356 pp., plus 3 pls.; (v. 4) [2 ff.] 444 pp., plus 3 pls.; contemporary publisher’s letterpress-printed yellow paper wraps [plus additional folder with 9 watercolors of similar subjects, and two sets of the 12 Moreau Tom Jones illustrations, the first in proof state before captions, the second in published state and hand-colored].

Literary illustrations.


Paris: Firmin Didot frères, 1833

Provenance

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