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Lettres d'une péruvienne

Illustrated by L. J. Lefebvre (French, active end of 18th–beginning of 19th century), Engraved by Jacques-Joseph Coiny (French, 1761–1809), Engraved by Robert de Launay (French, 1754–1814), Author Madame de Graffigny (French, 1695–1758), Printer Pierre Didot (French, 1761–1853), Publisher Bleuet (18th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 447-48


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 14.5 x 9 x 2.6 cm (5 11/16 x 3 9/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with nine etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: P. Didot l’aîné, 1797) 18mo, two vols.; [v. 1] 128 leaves, plus 5 plates; [v. 2] 120 ll., plus 4 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped half red morocco, marbled paper boards.

Literary illustrations; author portrait.

Paris: P. Didot l’aîné, 1797


Acquired in Paris in 1910 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