Die Eclogen Vergils

Eclogae & Georgicae latinae et germanice volumen prius: Eclogae

Illustrated by Aristide Joseph Bonaventure Maillol (French, 1861–1944), Typographical design by Eric Gill (English, 1882–1940), Author Virgil (born in 70 B.C.E.)

Place of Publication: Weimar, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Artist & the Book 172; Castleman, Century of Artists Books, p. 110 (English ed.)


Overall: 32 x 24.4 x 2.5 cm (12 5/8 x 9 5/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 43 woodcuts and decorative initials

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Weimar: Cranach Presse, 1926) Folio; [2 ff.] 110 pp. [3 ff.]; original publisher’s gilt-stamped red morocco (original publisher’s red cloth box).

Literary illustrations.

Weimar: Cranach Presse, 1926


Unidentified ownership inscription on preliminary leaf; W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955), by whom given to MFA July 8, 1954.

Credit Line

Gift of W. G. Russell Allen


© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.