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Lettres d'Héloïse et d'Abailard

Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Engraved by Jean Dambrun (French, 1741–about 1808), Engraved by Remi Henri Joseph Delvaux (French, 1748/50–1823), Engraved by Louis Michel Halbou (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Vincent Marie Langlois (French, born in 1756), Engraved by Noël Le Mire (French, 1724–1801), Engraved by Jean Louis Charles Pauquet (French, 1759–about 1824), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Simonet (French, 1742–1813), Publisher Jean-Baptiste Fournier le jeune (French, late 18th–early 19th century), Printer Pierre François Didot (French, 1731–1793)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 641


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 32 x 24 x 4 cm (12 5/8 x 9 7/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with eight etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Didot le jeune, for J. B. Fournier le jeune et fils, 1796) Large quarto, three vols.; [v. 1] 152 leaves, plus 8 plates; [v. 2] 184 ll.; [v. 3] 210 ll.; contemporary gilt-stamped pink pastepaper boards.

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Didot le jeune, for J. B. Fournier le jeune et fils, 1796


Acquired in 1924 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