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La nouvelle Héloïse, ou lettres de deux amans

about 1783
Illustrated by Clément Pierre Marillier (French, 1740–1808), Engraved by Jean Dambrun (French, 1741–about 1808), Engraved by Nicolas Delaunay (French, 1739–1792), Engraved by Robert de Launay (French, 1754–1814), Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), Engraved by François Robert Ingouf le jeune (French, 1747–1812), Engraved by Philippe Trière (French, 1756–about 1815), Author Jean-Jacques Rousseau (French, 1712–1778), Publisher Hubert-Martin Cazin (French, 1724–1795)

Place of Publication: Reims, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 911-912; Dufour 396


Overall (each vol.): 17.2 x 11.1 x 2 cm (6 3/4 x 4 3/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 13 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(“Londres” [i.e., Reims: Cazin, about 1783]) Small octavo, four vols.; [v. 1] 116 leaves, plus 4 plates; [v. 2] 128 ll., plus 3 pls.; [v. 3] 118 ll., plus 3 pls.; [v. 4] 109 ll., plus 3 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped marbled brown calf. [Included in set with 37.1676a-g and 37.1678a-d]

Literary illustrations.

“Londres” [i.e., Reims: Cazin, about 1783]


Joseph Scott [armorial bookplate]; acquired in 1910 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