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Pamela: or, Virtue Rewarded. In a Series of Familiar Letters

Engraved by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), After Francis Hayman (English, 1708?–1776), Author Samuel Richardson (English, 1689–1761), Publisher John Osborn (English, died in 1775), Publisher John Rivington (English, 1720–1792)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 891


Overall: 20.9 x 13.4 x 4 cm (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 28 [of 29] engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: J. Osborn and John Rivington, 1742) Octavo, four volumes; [v.1] 226 leaves, plus 7 plates; [v.2] 222 ll., plus 8 pls.; [v.3] 260 ll., plus 6 pls.; [v.4] 250 ll., plus 7 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped brown calf.

Illustrations to Richardson’s novel.

London: J. Osborn and John Rivington, 1742


Acquired in 1907 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