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Les contes de la Mère Etrennes

about 1850
Illustrated by Louis Lassalle (French, 19th century), Illustrated by Bertall (French, 1820–1883), Engraved by Dufrenoy (French, 19th century), Engraved by Ecosse (French, 19th century), Engraved by Félix Leblanc (French, born in 1823), Author Marie Mallet (French, 19th century), Publisher Alphonse Desesserts (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall: 31.7 x 24.8 x 1.8 cm (12 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with nine lithographs and numerous wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Alph. Desesserts [about 1850]) Quarto; [4 ff.] 92 pp., plus 9 plates; original publisher’s color-printed illustrated boards with hand-colored lithograph on upper cover (cream-colored phase box).

Children’s genre illustrations.

Paris: Alph. Desesserts [about 1850]


Hans P. Kraus, New York; from whom purchased October 10, 1940, for $22.50.

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis