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La nouvelle Héloïse, ou lettres de deux amants

Illustrated by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon (French, 1758–1823), Engraved by Jacques Louis Copia (French, 1764–1799), Portrait(s) designed by Pierre-Marie Gault de Saint-Germain (French, 1754–1842), Author Jean-Jacques Rousseau (French, 1712–1778), Publisher Bossange, Masson et Besson (French, active early 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 906


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 19.9 x 13.2 x 3.3 cm (7 13/16 x 5 3/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with six etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Bossange, Masson et Besson [et al.], 1808) Octavo, four vols.; [v. 1] [2 ff] LXII, 356 pp., plus 3 plates; [v. 2] [2 ff.] 464 pp., plus 1 pl.; [v. 3] [2 ff.] 419 pp., plus 1 pl.; [v. 4] [2 ff.] 383 pp., plus 1 pl.; contemporary gilt-stamped half brown morocco, marbled paper boards (ivory-colored phase box).

Literary illustrations; author portrait.

Paris: Bossange, Masson et Besson [et al.], 1808


Acquired in 1920 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