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Illustrated by J. J. Grandville (Isidore-Adolphe Gèrard) (French, 1803–1847), Engraved by Henri-Théophile Hildebrand (French, 1824–1897), Engraved by Eugène Mouard (French, 19th century), Engraved by Henri Désiré Porret (French, 1800–1867), Engraved by Noël Eugène Sotain (French, born in 1816), Engraved by Auguste Trichon (French, born in 1814), Author Albéric Second (French, 1817–1887), Author Louis Lurine (French, 1816–1860), Author Taxile Delord (French, 1815–1877), Author Louis Huart (French, 1813–1865), Author Charles Blanc (French, 1815–1882), Publisher Gustave Havard (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brivois, pp. 180-83


26.67 x 18.1 cm (10 1/2 x 7 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 70 hand-colored wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Gustave Havard, 1854) Octavo; [2 ff.] xxviii, 283 pp., plus 70 plates; original gilt- and color-stamped illustrated publisher’s dark blue cloth (dark tan cloth box).

Satirical illustrations.

Paris: Gustave Havard, 1854


P. Rolandi, Foreign Bookseller, London; Francis Bullard (d. 1913); private collection; anonymous gift to MFA, November 12, 1959.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift