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Lettres d'une peruvienne. Nouvelle édition augmentée de plusieurs lettres, et d'une introduction à l'histoire

Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Delafosse (French, 1721–1806), Author Madame de Graffigny (French, 1695–1758), Publisher Nicolas Bonaventure Duchesne (French, died in 1765)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 447


Overall (each vol.): 15.2 x 9.4 x 2.5 cm (6 x 3 11/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with two engraved titles and four etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Duchesne, 1752) Duodecimo, two vols.; [v. 1] 142 leaves, plus title and plate; [v. 2] 131 ll., plus title and plate, plus 12 ll. of Duchesne catalogue; contemporary gilt-stamped (armorial) mottled brown calf.

Engraved titles, illustrations.

Paris: Duchesne, 1752


Armorial binding of the Marquis [Durfort Divras?]; Edmond (1822-1896) and Jules (1830-1870) de Goncourt [bookplate by Gavarni]; acquired 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