The Scribleriad: an Heroic Poem. In Six Books.

Illustrated by John Wall (English, 1708–1783), Illustrated by Louis-Philippe Boitard I (French, worked in England, active 1734–1763), Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Engraved by Charles Mosley (English, active 1745–1770), Author Richard Owen Cambridge (English, 1717–1802), Publisher Robert Dodsley (English, 1703–1764), Publisher Mary Cooper (English, died in 1761)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

ESTC (RLIN) T047211


Overall: 26.7 x 21.5 x 3 cm (10 1/2 x 8 7/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with eight engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: R. Dodsley and M. Cooper, 1751) Quarto; 106 leaves, plus 8 plates; half gilt-stamped brown calf, marbled paper boards. BOUND with Dialogue (37.2221.2) and Elegy (37.2221.3).

Allegorical, satirical illustrations relating to literary arguments about heroic poetry.

London: R. Dodsley and M. Cooper, 1751


[Nathaniel?] Mason [armorial bookplate]; Thomas Paine, Trinity College [stampe and initials]; 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