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Muséum parisien histoire physiologique, pittoresque, philosophique et grotesque de toutes les bêtes curieuses de Paris et de la banlieu

Illustrated by J. J. Grandville (Isidore-Adolphe Gèrard) (French, 1803–1847), Illustrated by Paul Gavarni (Hippolyte Guillaume Sulpice Chevalier) (French, 1804–1866), Engraved by Honoré Daumier (French, 1808–1879), Illustrated by Charles Joseph Traviès de Villers (Swiss, active in France, 1804–1859), Illustrated by Jacques Joseph Lécurieux (French, born in 1801), Illustrated by Henry Monnier (French, 1799–1877), Engraved by J. Birouste (French, 19th century), Engraved by Adrien (Jacques Adrien) Lavieille (French, 1818–1862), Engraved by Louis [family] (French, 19th century), Author Louis Huart (French, 1813–1865), Publisher Beauger et Cie (French, 1800–1899), Publisher Aubert [Firm] (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Vicaire IV, 221-22; Brivois, p. 297; Bouvy, Daumier, see no. 420


Overall: 26 x 18 x 3 cm (10 1/4 x 7 1/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 350 wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Beauger et Ce, 1841) Large octavo; [2 ff.] 395 pp.; contemporary gilt- and blind-stamped half brown morocco, cloth boards.

Small caricature vignettes.

Paris: Beauger et Ce, 1841


Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA (1898-1984), by whom given to MFA May 8, 1941.

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Hofer, Esq.