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Engraved by Jan Punt (Dutch, 1711–1779), Engraved by Jean Jacques Pasquier (French, died in 1785), Engraved by Pierre Quentin Chedel (French, 1705–1762), Engraved by François-Antoine Aveline (French, 1727–1780), Engraved by Etienne Fessard (French, 1714–1777), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Delafosse (French, 1721–1806), After Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Author Henry Fielding (English, 1707–1754)

Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 394 (variant)


Overall (each vol.): 16.5 x 11.1 x 2.3 cm (6 1/2 x 4 3/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 16 etching and engravings (extra-illustrated with 16 others)

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: Aux depens de la Compagnie, 1750) Octavo, four vols.; [v. 1] 120 leaves, plus 4 plates; [v. 2] 119 ll., plus 4 pls.; [v. 3] 98 ll., plus 4 pls.; [v. 4] 116 ll., plus 4 pls.; original marbled paper wraps.

Illustrations to Fielding’s novel.

Amsterdam: Aux depens de la Compagnie, 1750


Acquired in 1923 in Newcastle, England, by William A. Sargent (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent