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Le paysan ét la paysane pervertis; ou les dangers de la ville; histoire récente...Premier[-quatrième] volume

1787
Illustrated by Louis Binet (French, 1744–about 1800), Engraved by Louis S. Berthet (French, active from 1775–1806), Engraved by Antoine Cosme Giraud (French, 1760–after 1796), Engraved by Jacques Le Roy (French, born in 1739), Author Nicolas Edmé Restif de la Bretonne (French, 1734–1806)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 873; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 81

Dimensions

Overall (each vol., depth variable): 16.7 x 10.4 x 2 cm (6 9/16 x 4 1/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.1668a-p

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 117 [of 120] etching and engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(“La Haie: 1784” [i.e., Paris: 1787]) Duodecimo, sixteen vols.; [v. 1] 57 leaves, plus 10 plates; [v. 2] 65 ll., plus 11 pl.; [v. 3] 42 ll., plus 8 pls.; [v. 4] 107 ll., plus 9 pls.; [v. 5] 53 ll., plus 7 pls.; [v. 6] 39 ll., plus 4 pls.; [v. 7] 59 ll., plus 2 pls.; [v. 8] 117 ll., plus 5 pls.; [v. 9] 62 ll., plus 7 pls.; [v. 10] 68 ll., plus 7 pls.; [v. 11] 17 ll., plus 6 pls.; [v. 12] 129 ll., plus 20 pls.; [v. 13] 90 ll., plus 3 pls.; [v. 14] 22 ll., plus 3 pls.; [v. 15] 69 ll., plus 11 pls.; [v. 16] 95 ll., plus 4 pls.; modern gilt-stamped half brown morocco, marbled paper boards.

Literary illustrations depicting perverted peasants.


“La Haie: 1784” [i.e., Paris: 1787]

Provenance

Acquired in 1906 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