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Illustrated by Louis Binet (French, 1744–about 1800), Author Nicolas Edmé Restif de la Bretonne (French, 1734–1806), Publisher Guillot [firm] (French, active 1790s)

Place of Publication: Neufchâtel, France; Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 879


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 17.6 x 11 x 4 cm (6 15/16 x 4 5/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 19 [of 20] etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Neufchâtel, et Paris: Guillot, 1787) Duodecimo, four vols. in two; [v. 1] 150 leaves, plus 6 plates; [v. 2] 194 ll., plus 4 pls.; [v. 3] 196 ll., plus 5 pls.; [v. 4] 192 ll., plus 4 [of 5] pls.; modern gilt-stamped brown calf (ivory-colored phase box on second vol.).

Literary illustrations.

Neufchâtel, et Paris: Guillot, 1787


Acquired in 1928 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