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An Enquiry into the Life and Writings of Homer. The Second Edition.

Engraved by Gérard Jean-Baptiste Scotin II (French, born in 1698, worked in England from 1733), Engraved by Gerard van der Gucht (English, 1696–1776), Engraved by Pierre Fourdrinier (French, worked in England, active 1720–1760), After Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Author Thomas Blackwell (English, 1701–1757), Publisher John Oswald (English, active 1726–1753)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

ESTC (RLIN): T070409


Overall: 20.5 x 13.6 x 4 cm (8 1/16 x 5 3/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 25 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: [John Oswald?] 1736) Octavo; 215 leaves, plus folding map [plus one leaf advertisement]; modern gilt-stamped marbled brown calf

Allegorical illustrations referring to Homer’s writings; map of eastern Mediterranean.

London: [John Oswald?] 1736


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