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Illustrated by Louis Joseph Trimolet (French, 1812–1843), Engraved by A. Baulant (French, 19th century), Engraved by Jean-Claude Auguste Fauchery (French, 1798–1843), Engraved by Halley-Hiback (French, 19th century), Engraved by Predhomme (French, 19th century), Engraved by Alphonse Antoine Rose (French, 19th century), Author Honoré de Balzac (French, 1799–1850), Publisher Aubert [Firm] (French, 19th century), Publisher Lavigne (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Carteret I, 88; Vicaire I, 215; Brivois, p. 328


Overall: 14.4 x 9.3 x 1.1 cm (5 11/16 x 3 11/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Aubert et Cie; Lavigne [1841]) 32mo; 128 pp.; original illustrated publisher’s wrappers, rebound in half gilt-stamped green cloth, marbled paper boards.

Caricature illustrations relating to workers.

Paris: Aubert et Cie.; Lavigne [1841]


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

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Hofer, Esq.