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Les Contemporaines par-gradation: ou avantures des jolies-femmes de l'âge actuel, suivant la gradation des principaux états de la société

1783–85
Illustrated by Louis Binet (French, 1744–about 1800), Engraved by Pierre-Charles Baquoy (1759–1829), Engraved by E. A. Giraud l'ainé (French, 18th century), Engraved by Antoine Cosme Giraud (French, 1760–after 1796), Engraved by Jean Louis Charles Pauquet (French, 1759–about 1824), Author Nicolas Edmé Restif de la Bretonne (French, 1734–1806), Publisher Nicolas Bonaventure Duchesne (French, died in 1765)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 876

Dimensions

Overall (each vol., depth variable): 17.2 x 10.5 x 5 cm (6 3/4 x 4 1/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.1665a-f

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 83 etching and engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(“Leïpsick, par Büschel,” and Paris: ve. Duchesne, et al., 1783[-1785]) Octavo, twelve vols. in six; [v. 1] 300 leaves, plus plates; [v. 2] 300 ll., plus pls.; [v. 3] 281 ll., plus pls.; [v. 4] 300 ll., plus pls.; [v. 5] 352 ll., plus pls.; [v. 6] 295 ll., plus pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped marbled brown calf.

Illustrations of contemporary social life.


“Leïpsick, par Büschel,” and Paris: ve. Duchesne, et al., 1783[-1785]

Provenance

Isidore Deschamps (bookplate); acquired in 1914, probably at C.F. Libby & Co. auction, New York [Dec. 1914], 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