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Le paysan ét la paysane pervertis; ou les dangérs de la ville; histoire récente, mise au jour d'après les véritables lettres des personages

Illustrated by Louis Binet (French, 1744–about 1800), Engraved by Louis S. Berthet (French, active from 1775–1806), Author Nicolas Edmé Restif de la Bretonne (French, 1734–1806)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 873


Overall: 17 x 11.4 x 4 cm (6 11/16 x 4 1/2 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with two etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(“The Hague” [i.e., Paris]: 1784 [i.e., 1787) Duodecimo [vol. 2 only of 4]; 269 leaves [lacking 16 (of 18) plates]; half gilt-stamped brown calf, tan paper boards.

Frontispiece illustrations to the adventures of the perverted peasants

The Hague [i.e., Paris]: 1784 [i.e., 1787]


Sylvester R. Koehler, Boston (1837-1900, first curator of prints, MFA), by whom given to MFA, October 20, 1898.

Credit Line

Gift of Sylvester Rosa Koehler