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Le diable à Paris--Paris et les parisiens

Illustrated by Paul Gavarni (Hippolyte Guillaume Sulpice Chevalier) (French, 1804–1866), Illustrated by Bertall (French, 1820–1883), Illustrated by Adrien Féart (French, born in 1813), Illustrated by Jean-Jacques Champin (French, 1796–1860), Illustrated by Charles François Daubigny (French, 1817–1878), Illustrated by François Louis Français (French, 1814–1897), Illustrated by Henry Monnier (French, 1799–1877), Engraved by Barbant aîné (French, active 1840–1869), Engraved by J. Bara (French, born about 1812), Engraved by Louis Henri Brévière (French, 1797–1869), Engraved by A. Baulant (French, 19th century), Engraved by Brugnot (French, active about 1836–1873), Engraved by Budzilowicz (Polish, active in France, 19th century), Engraved by J. H. Caqué (French, died about 1885), Engraved by J. Birouste (French, 19th century), Engraved by Chevauchet (French, active 1835–1850), Engraved by Diolot (French, 19th century), Engraved by Cottard (French, 19th century), Engraved by Ecosse (French, 19th century), Engraved by Alphonse Gérard (French, 19th century), Engraved by Eugène Guillaumot (French, 1813–1869), Engraved by Adolphe Gusman (French, 1821–1905), Engraved by Adrien (Jacques Adrien) Lavieille (French, 1818–1862), Engraved by Félix Leblanc (French, born in 1823), Engraved by Loiseau (French, 19th century), Engraved by Louis [family] (French, 19th century), Engraved by Antoine Alphée Piaud (French, active 1837–1866), Engraved by Henri Désiré Porret (French, 1800–1867), Engraved by John Quartley (French, active 1835–1867), Engraved by François Rouget (French, 19th century), Engraved by Paul Constant Soyer (French, 1832–1903), Engraved by Charles Tamisier (French, 19th century), Engraved by Pierre Verdeil (French, born in 1812), Author Honoré de Balzac (French, 1799–1850), Author George Sand (French, 1804–1876), Author Taxile Delord (French, 1815–1877), Author Pierre-Jules Hetzel [P.-J. Stahl] (French, 1814–1886), Author Charles Nodier (French, 1780–1844), Author Théophile Lavallée (French, 1804–1866)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Carteret III, 203-07; Brivois, pp. 124-28; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 236


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 27.3 x 19 x 4.9 cm (10 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 1 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous wood engravings

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Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: J. Hetzel, 1845[-1846]) Octavo, two vols.; (v. 1) [2 ff.] xxxii, 380 pp., plus plates; (v. 2) [2 ff.] lxxx, 364 pp., plus pls.; nineteenth-century half gilt-stamped red morocco, marbled paper boards.

Scenes of daily life in Paris, many humorous.

Paris: J. Hetzel, 1845[-1846]


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