Requires Photography

Lettres de deux amants, habitans d'une petite ville au pied des Alpes [La nouvelle Héloïse]

La Nouvelle Héloïse

Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Author Jean-Jacques Rousseau (French, 1712–1778), Publisher Marc Michel Rey (1720–1780)

Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 904


Overall (each vol., depth varies): 17 x 10.8 x 4 cm (6 11/16 x 4 1/4 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 12 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: Marc Michel Rey, 1761) Duodecimo; six parts in three vols.; [v. 1] 308 leaves, plus 4 plates; [v. 2] 213 ll., plus 4 pls.; [v. 3] 222 ll., plus 4 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Literary illustrations

Amsterdam: Marc Michel Rey, 1761


Le Chevalier de Tarragon (booklabel); acquired in 1925 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