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Les nuits de Paris, ou le spectateur-nocturne

La semaine nocturne: sept nuits de Paris

1788–91
Illustrated by Louis Binet (French, 1744–about 1800), Author Nicolas Edmé Restif de la Bretonne (French, 1734–1806), Publisher Merigot jeune [firm] (French, active late 18th century), Publisher Guillot [firm] (French, active 1790s)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 882-883

Dimensions

Overall (each vol., depth variable): 16.3 x 10.4 x 2.8 cm (6 7/16 x 4 1/8 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

37.1781a-h

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 15 etching and engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(“Londres,” et Paris: 1788[-1791]) Duodecimo, 15 vols. in 8; [v. 1] 122 leaves, plus 1 plate; [v. 2] 122 ll., plus 1 pl.; [v. 3] 118 ll., plus 1 pl.; [v. 4] 118 ll., plus 1 pl.; [v. 5] 118 ll., plus 1 pl.; [v. 6] 124, plus 12 ll., plus 1 pl.; [v. 7] 120 ll., plus 1 pl.; [v. 8] 120 ll., plus 1 pl.; [v. 9] 120 ll., plus 1 pl.; [v. 10] 120 ll., plus 2 pls.; [v. 11] 120 ll., plus 1 pl.; [v. 12] 120 ll., plus 1 pl.; [v. 13] 120 ll., plus 1 pl.; [v. 14] 120 ll., plus 1 pl.; [v. 15] 132, plus 12 ll.; modern gilt- and blind- stamped brown morocco, marbled paper boards.

Literary illustrations.


“Londres,” et Paris: 1788[-1791]

Provenance

Acquired in 1926 from Scribner's, New York, 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