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Mémoires de l'Académie des Colporteurs

Etched by Anne Claude Philippe, comte de Caylus (French, 1692–1757), Attributed to Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (French, 1715–1790), Attributed to Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Attributed to Jean Jacques Pasquier (French, died in 1785)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 210; Bibliothèque nationale, Inventaire 18th cen., v. 4, p. 150, no. 545


Overall: 17.1 x 10.7 x 3 cm (6 3/4 x 4 3/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with ten etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

([Paris] Imprimerie ordinaire de l’Académie, 1748) Octavo; 164 leaves, plus 9 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf (cream-colored phase box).

Illustrations of peddlers, and other literary illustrations

[Paris] Imprimerie ordinaire de l’Académie, 1748


Acquired in 1920 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