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Le Paradis terrestre, poeme imité de Milton. Nouvelle édition

Le Prix alternatif entre les belle lettres & les sciences

Etched by Louise Le Daulceur (French, 18th century), After Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), After Jean Baptiste Marie Pierre (French, 1713–1789), After Pierre-Louis Durand (French, 18th century), Engraved by Jacques Nicolas Tardieu (French, 1716–1791), After Mademoiselle Loir (French, died in 1752), Author Madame Marie-Anne Du Boccage (French, 1710–1782)

Place of Manufacture: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 328 ("London" edition)


Overall: 20 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm (7 7/8 x 5 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with one engraving and eight etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam [i.e., Paris]: 1748) Octavo; 64 leaves; contemporary gilt-stamped brown calf. BOUND with Mme Du Boccage’s translation of Pope and her Amazones (37.1410.2-3).

Portrait frontispiece, decorative vignettes, and series of headpieces related to Adam and Eve, inspired by Milton

Amsterdam [i.e., Paris]: 1748


Acquired in 1908 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