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Les Avantures de Télémaque, fils d'Ulysse

Engraved by Gérard Jean-Baptiste Scotin II (French, born in 1698, worked in England from 1733), Engraved by Pierre Fourdrinier (French, worked in England, active 1720–1760), After Bernard Picart (French, 1673–1733), After Louis Fabritius Dubourg (Dutch, 1693–1775), After Gabriel François Louis Debrie (French, 18th century), After Joseph Vivien (French, 1657–1734), Author François de Salignac de la Mothe- Fénelon (French, 1651–1715), Publisher Robert Dodsley (English, 1703–1764)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 382


Overall (vol. 1): 19.2 x 12.6 x 4 cm (7 9/16 x 4 15/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 26 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: R. Dodsley, 1738) Octavo, two vols.; [v.1] 171 leaves, plus 14 plates; [v.2] 148 ll., 12 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Allegorical frontispiece; author portrait; illustrations from Fénélon novel.

London: R. Dodsley, 1738


Sir John Hay Bart. of Smithfield & Haystoun; acquired in 1921 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