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Selected Proofs from the First and Second Portfolios of Illustrations from Scribner's Monthly and St. Nicholas

Illustrated by Edwin Austin Abbey (American, 1852–1911), Illustrated by Fra Bartolommeo (Italian, 1472–1517), Illustrated by William Blake (English, 1757–1827)

Place of Publication: New York, New York, USA


Overall: 35.2 x 28.1 x 2 cm (13 7/8 x 11 1/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 58 wood engravings

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(New York: The Century Co. [1881]) 35.2 cm; 9 pp. [1 f.] plus 57 plates; original publisher’s half black morocco, black- and gilt-stamped brown cloth, original printed dust jacket.

New York: The Century Co. [1881]


Sylvester Rosa Koehler, Boston (1837-1900, first MFA print curator), by whom given to MFA, October 20, 1898.

Credit Line

Gift of Sylvester Rosa Koehler