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Les a propos de la folie, ou chansons grotesques, grivoises et annonces de parade

Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Engraved by Pietro Antonio Martini (Italian, 1738–1797), Author Pierre Laujon (French, 1727–1811)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 604


Overall: 19.7 x 13.3 x 2.3 cm (7 3/4 x 5 1/4 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with etched and engraved title and three etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

([Paris] 1776) Octavo; 162 leaves, plus title and one plate; modern gilt-stamped brown morocco (F. Bedford).

Decorative title; literary illustrations; musical scores.

[Paris] 1776


Robert Hoe (1839-1909); acquired in 1925 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