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Le Vagabond

Illustrated by Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (French (born in Switzerland), 1859–1923), Author Guy de Maupassant (French, 1850–1893), Publisher Société des Amis des Livres (French), Printer Philippe Renouard (French, active early 20th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Ray, French Illustrated Book, 340


Legacy dimension: 11 in.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 50 color lithographs and color lithograph cover

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Société des Amis des Livres, 1902) Quarto; [2 ff.] 50 pp. [3 ff.]; contemporary half gilt-stamped dark brown morocco, marbled paper boards (original publisher’s pictorial wrappers bound in).

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Société des Amis des Livres, 1902


Alfred Werlé (original subscriber; probably his booklabel also, with initials "A. W." and number 13047); acquired in 1916 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