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Lydia, ou mémoires de Milford D***, imités de l'anglois

Illustrated by Antoine-Alexandre-Joseph Cardon (Belgian, 1739–1822), Illustrated by Philibert-Benôit de La Rue (French, 1718–1780), Author Pierre Antoine de La Place (French, 1707–1793), Printer J. L. de Boubers (Belgian, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Brussels, Belgium

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 598-599


Overall: 16.5 x 10.3 x 4.3 cm (6 1/2 x 4 1/16 x 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with fifteen engravings and etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London[?] and Brussels: J. L. de Boubers, 1772) Duodecimo, four parts in one vol.; [pt. 1] 86 leaves, plus one plate; [pt. 2] 69 ll., 1 pl.; [pt. 3] 70 ll., 1 pl.; [pt. 4] 104 ll., 1 pl.; contemporary gilt-stamped brown calf.

Decorative vignettes and headpieces; illustrations to La Place text.

London[?] and Brussels: J. L. de Boubers, 1772


Acquired in 1923 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