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Illustrated by J. J. Grandville (Isidore-Adolphe Gèrard) (French, 1803–1847), Illustrated by Emile Sagot (French, 19th century), Engraved by Barbant aîné (French, active 1840–1869), Engraved by Chevauchet (French, active 1835–1850), Engraved by M. Deschamps (French, 19th century), Engraved by Quichon (French, 19th century), Engraved by François Rouget (French, 19th century), Engraved by Lucjan Stypulkowski (Polish (active in France) 1806–1849), Engraved by Charles Tamisier (French, 19th century), Author Amédée Achard (French, 1814–1875), Author Taxile Delord (French, 1815–1877), Author Arnould Fremy (French, born in 1809), Author Emile Daurand Forgues (Old Nick) (French, 1813–1883)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brivois, pp. 89-90


Overall: 23.8 x 16.5 x 3.9 cm (9 3/8 x 6 1/2 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: H. Fournier, 1845) Octavo; [2 ff.] 400 pp., plus 51 plates; original gilt- and blind-stamped publisher’s illustrated black cloth (red cloth box).

Caricature illustrations.

Paris: H. Fournier, 1845


Ownership[?] inscriptions front flyleaf verso; De Vries, Ibarra & Co., Boston, Importers [label]; acquired in 1903 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