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Les nuits de Paris, ou le spectateur-nocturne

1788–89
Author Nicolas Edmé Restif de la Bretonne (French, 1734–1806)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 882-883

Dimensions

Overall (each vol., depth variable): 17.2 x 10.4 x 2 cm (6 3/4 x 4 1/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.2349a-n

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 14 etching and engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(“Londres,” et Paris: 1788[-1789]) Duodecimo, 14 vols.; [v. 1] 122 leaves, plus 1 pl.; [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 ll., plus 1 pl.; [v. 7] 120 ll., plus 1 pl.; [v. 8] 120 ll., plus 2 pls.; [v. 9] 120 ll., plus 1 pl.; [v. 10] 120 ll., plus 1 pl.; [v. 11] 120 ll., plus 1 pl.; [v. 12] 120 ll., plus 1 pl.; [v. 13] 120, plus 12 ll., plus 1 pl.; [v. 14] 120 ll., plus 1 pl.; contemporary gilt-stamped half brown calf, brown pastepaper boards.

Literary illustrations.


“Londres,” et Paris: 1788[-1789]

Provenance

Acquired in 1911 from the Old South Book Store [Boston?] 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