La Nouvelle Héloïse, ou lettres de deux amans, d'une petite ville au pied des Alpes
Author Jean-Jacques Rousseau (French, 1712–1778), Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Frontispiece designed by Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (French, 1715–1790), Engraved by Jacques Aliamet (French, 1726–1788), Engraved by Pierre Philippe Choffard (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Jean Jacques Flipart (French, 1719–1782), Engraved by Noël Le Mire (French, 1724–1801), Engraved by Louis Simon Lempereur (French, 1725–1796), Engraved by Joseph de Longueil (French, 1730–1792), Engraved by Jean Ouvrier (French, 1725–1784), Engraved by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, 1736–1807), Publisher Nicolas Bonaventure Duchesne (French, died in 1765)
Place of Publication: Paris, France
Cohen-de Ricci 905-06
Overall (each vol., depth variable): 20.2 x 13.4 x 4 cm (7 15/16 x 5 1/4 x 1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with 13 etching and engravings
Not On View
(Neuchatel and Paris: Duchesne, 1764) Octavo, four vols.: [v. 1] 229 leaves, plus 3 plates; [v. 2] 241 ll., plus 4 pls.; [v. 3] 254 ll., plus 3 pls.; [v. 4] 234 ll., plus 3 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped brown calf, gilt edges [v. 1-3]; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf, marbled edges.
Allegorical frontispiece; illustrations to Rousseau’s novel.
Neuchatel and Paris: Duchesne, 1764
Acquired in 1906 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.
William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent