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La corde

Illustrated by Charles Jouas (French, 1866–1942), Engraved by Léon Boisson (French, 1854–1941), Author Jules Claretie (French, 1840–1913), Publisher Société des Amis des Livres, Printer Chamerot et Renouard (French, active late 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall: 22.1 x 13.8 x 1.9 cm (8 11/16 x 5 7/16 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 14 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Les Amis des Livres, 1901) Quarto; [3 ff.] 115 pp. [1 f.]; contemporary half gilt-stamped turquoise morocco (faded to brown), marbled paper boards (Caravon; original publisher’s printed wrappers bound in).

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Les Amis des Livres, 1901


Auguste Zakrzewski (book label); acquired from Blaizot, Paris, in 1923 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