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The Gem of the Season, for 1850

Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett (English, 1809–1854), Illustrated by Robert William Buss (English, 1804–1875), Illustrated by William Collins (English, 1788–1847), Illustrated by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (English, 1802–1873), Illustrated by Tompkins Harrison Matteson (American,1813–1884), Illustrated by Frank Stone (English, 1800–1859), Engraved by James Bannister (American, born England, 1821–1900), Engraved by Charles Burt (American (born in Scotland), 1823–1892), Engraved by Thomas Doney (American, born in France, active 1844–1849), Engraved by Milo Osborne (American, born about 1810), Engraved by Henry S. Sadd (American, born England, active 1832–1849), Engraved by John Sartain (American (born in England), 1808–1897), Editor Nathaniel Parker Willis (American, 1806–1867), Publisher Leavitt and Company (American, 19th century)

Place of Publication: New York, New York, USA


Overall: 24.4 x 17.5 x 3.3 cm (9 5/8 x 6 7/8 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with seven mezzotints and nine engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(New York: Leavitt and Company, 1850) 24.4 cm; 222 pp. [1 f.], plus 16 plates; original gilt-stamped dark red morocco.

New York: Leavitt and Company, 1850


Anna C. Hoyt [Mavor] (inscription dated 1954); James W. Mavor, Jr., by whom given to MFA, December 15, 1993.

Credit Line

Gift of James W. Mavor, Jr.