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Monument du costume physique & moral de la fin du XVIIIe siècle

Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Illustrated by Sigmund Freudenberger (Swiss, 1745–1801), Engraved by Eugène Gervais (French, 19th century), Engraved by Jules Massard (French, born in 1848), Engraved by Edmond Joseph Ramus (French, 1822–1890), Engraved by Desmont (French, 19th century), Engraved by E. Guénier (French, 19th century), Engraved by Horace Massard (French, 19th century), Author Nicolas Edmé Restif de la Bretonne (French, 1734–1806), Publisher Léon Willem (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall: 53.2 x 37.2 x 2.7 cm (20 15/16 x 14 5/8 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 26 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Léon Willem, 1876) Folio; [2 ff.] viii, 74 pp. [1 f.], plus 26 plates; contemporary half gilt-stamped red cloth, marbled paper boards (original publisher’s printed wrappers bound in).

Illustrations of eighteenth-century fashion.

Paris: Léon Willem, 1876


Acquired in 1906 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