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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), Illustrated 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


Overall: 27 x 18.5 x 3.5 cm (10 5/8 x 7 5/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Beauger et Ce, 1841) Large octavo; [2 ff.] 395 pp., plus original printed publisher’s wraps; modern gilt-stamped half brown morocco, marbled paper boards.

Small caricature vignettes.

Paris: Beauger et Ce, 1841


Acquired in 1924 by W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955), by whom bequeathed to MFA, June 8, 1964.

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen