• Illustrated books are an integral part of the history of graphic art. The collection comprises 5,000 volumes printed in Europe and the Americas, dating from 1471 to the present time. In addition to illustrated literary, historical, and religious texts, it includes works on architecture, science, printmaking techniques, calligraphy, and all aspects of ornament and design, among numerous other subjects. All print media are represented, from fifteenth-century woodcuts to twenty-first century digital technologies. Particular strengths include technical printmaking treatises, eighteenth-century French illustrated books, and British book illustration of the 1860s.

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  • De Claris Mulieribus (Of Illustrious Women)

    De Mulieribus Claris

    1473
    Illustrated by Unidentified artist, German, 15th century (German), Author Giovanni Boccaccio (Italian, 1313–1375), Printed by Johann Zainer (German, active 1473–1493)

    Place of Publication: Ulm, Germany

    Description

    (Ulm: Johann Zainer, 1473) Folio; 118 leaves; blind- and gilt-stamped red leather binding.

    Selected illustrations: Decorative border with Adam and Eve (fol. 3v); Ceres (7v); Europa (12r); Helen (36v); Sappho (48v); Tomyris (50v); Cleopatra (89v); Pope Joan (107v)


    (Ulm: Johann Zainer, 1473) Folio; 118 leaves; blind- and gilt-stamped red leather binding.

    Provenance

    Unidentified collector (blue leather shield label with rampant fox? and three stars); Sir Mark Masterman Sykes (1771-1823; his sales May-June 1824, lot 621 [£26,5s]); Sir John Hayford Thorold (1773-1831: Syston Park bookplate and monogram label); Syston Park sale, London, Sotheby, 1884, lot 305 (£29,10, to Bernard Quaritch, London); George Dunn (1864-1912, his sales, third portion, London, Sotheby, November 1917, lot 1927 [£290, to Bernard Quaritch, London]); Edouard Rahir (1862-1924), from whose sale, Paris, lot 264, purchased by MFA for $6,500, May 1931.

    Credit Line

    Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Goff B-716; Schreiber, Manuel, 3510; BMC II 521; GW 4483; Murray, German, 76

    Dimensions

    Overall: 30.5 x 21.7 x 3 cm (12 x 8 9/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    31.1401

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 81 woodcuts

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    Europe, Prints and Drawings

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  • The Departure of the Argonaut

    1986
    Illustrated by Francesco Clemente (Italian, born in 1952), Author Alberto Savinio (Italian, 1891–1952), Publisher Petersburg Press, London

    Place of Publication: London, England; Place of Publication: New York, New York, United States

    Description

    ([London and New York:] Petersburg Press, 1986) Large folio; [99] pages; beige Japanese paper wrappers (publisher’s beige cloth box).

    Literary illustrations interspersed with and overlapping text


    [London and New York:] Petersburg Press, 1986

    Provenance

    Brent Sikkema Fine Arts, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, June 25, 1986.

    Credit Line

    William A. Sargent Fund

    Copyright

    © 2003 Francesco Clemente

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Castleman, Century of Artists Books, p. 217

    Dimensions

    Overall: 65.5 x 5 x 2 cm (25 13/16 x 1 15/16 x 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1986.248

    Medium or Technique

    Artist's book illustrated with color lithographs

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    Contemporary Art, Europe, Prints and Drawings

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    Illustrated books

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  • Foirades/Fizzles

    1976

    Place of Publication: London, England

    Description

    (London: Petersburg Press, 1976) Folio; 29 “leaves” [accordion folds, bound]; original paper wraps (original publisher’s beige cloth box; within gray phase box).

    Abstracted and textual illustrations


    London: Petersburg Press, 1976

    Provenance

    Anonymous collector, by whom given to MFA, 1978.

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift

    Copyright

    © VAGA, New York, NY

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Field 173; Castleman, Century of Artists Books, pp. 214-15

    Dimensions

    Overall: 33.4 x 25.5 x 4 cm (13 1/8 x 10 1/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1978.457

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 33 etching and aquatints, and two lithographs

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    Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

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  • A toute épreuve

    1958

    Place of Publication: Paris, France

    Description

    (Geneva: Gérald Cramer, 1958) Folio; [book] 52 leaves; unbound, in original printed paper wraps (original half vellum, printed paper slipcase); in addition, two suites of prints in slipcase. Abstract color woodcuts with collage.


    Geneva: Gérald Cramer, 1958

    Inscription

    In graphite on woodcut in suite on japan nacré: "pour Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Miró 24 / IV / 58"

    Provenance

    Gérald Cramer, Geneva, from whom purchased by the MFA, June 5, 1958.

    Credit Line

    Seth K. Sweetser Fund

    Copyright

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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Artist & the Book 209; Castleman, Century of Artists Books, pp. 100-01; Dupin 161-234

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 33.5 x 26 cm (13 3/16 x 10 1/4 in.) Overall (each slipcase, depth variable): 34.7 x 27.2 x 7.7 cm (13 11/16 x 10 11/16 x 3 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    58.573a-c

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 80 color woodcuts, some with collage elements, plus two extra suites of the illustrations

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    Contemporary Art, Europe, Prints and Drawings

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  • Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu

    1931
    Illustrated by Pablo Picasso (Spanish (worked in France), 1881–1973), Cut by Georges Aubert (French, 20th century), Author Honoré de Balzac (French, 1799–1850), Publisher Ambroise Vollard (French, 1867–1939), Printer Louis Fort (French, 20th century), Printer Aimé Jourde (French, 20th century)

    Place of Publication: Paris, France

    Description

    (Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 1931) Folio; 66 leaves; unbound in original printed paper wraps (yellow cloth case).

    Literary illustrations and decorative designs.


    Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 1931

    Provenance

    Galerie Gérald Cramer, Geneva, from whom purchased by MFA, January 9, 1947.

    Credit Line

    William A. Sargent Fund

    Copyright

    © 2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Artist & the Book 225; Geiser 123-35

    Dimensions

    Overall (book only): 33.3 x 26.6 x 3.5 cm (13 1/8 x 10 1/2 x 1 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    47.1

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 13 etchings and 67 wood engravings

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  • ABC—Ein geschütteltes, geknütteltes Alphabet in Bildern mit Versen

    A Nonsense Alphabet in Pictures with Verses

    1925

    Place of Publication: Dresden, Germany

    Description

    (Dresden: F. Emil Boden, for the artist, 1925) Oblong quarto; 16 leaves; modern orange linen.

    An illustrated alphabet


    Dresden: F. Emil Boden, for the artist, 1925

    Provenance

    Rossipaul [bookplate]; Private Collection, Boston; Ars Libri, Ltd., Boston, from whom purchased by the MFA, February 2005.

    Credit Line

    William A. Sargent Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Söhn 348-363; Jentsch, Illustrierte Bücher des deutschen Expressionismus, 154; Davis, et al., German Expressionist Prints and Drawings--Rifkind Center, vol. 1, p. 174-75, no. 617.1-16

    Dimensions

    Overall: 28.3 x 35.5 x 1 cm (11 1/8 x 14 x 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2005.62

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 16 woodcuts, most hand-colored

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  • Dlia Golosa (For the Voice)

    1923

    Place of Publication: Berlin, Germany

    Description

    (Berlin: R.S.F.S.R. Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel’stvo, 1923) Octavo; 32 leaves; original decorated orange paper wrappers (greenish-gray cardboard portfolio, beige cloth spine).

    Constructivist typographic designs


    Berlin: R.S.F.S.R. Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel’stvo, 1923

    Provenance

    Ars Libri, Ltd., Boston, from whom purchased by MFA, December 19, 1984.

    Credit Line

    William A. Sargent Fund

    Copyright

    © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 19 x 13.4 x 0.7 cm (7 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    1984.768

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with typographical designs and photolithographed compositions

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  • La Fin du monde filmée par l'Ange N.-D.

    1919
    Illustrated by Ferdinand (Fernand) Léger (French, 1881–1955), Author Blaise Cendrars (Swiss, worked in France, 1887–1961), Publisher Editions de La Sirène, Publisher Jean Cocteau (French, 1889–1963)

    Place of Publication: Paris, France

    Description

    (Paris: Éditions de La Sirène, 1919) Large quarto; 30 leaves; original decorative tan paper wraps.

    Abstracted illustrations, often incorporating text


    Paris: Éditions de La Sirène, 1919

    Provenance

    Bonhams & Butterfields, Los Angeles/San Francisco, October 2003; Ars Libri, Ltd., Boston, from whom purchased by MFA.

    Credit Line

    William A. Sargent Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Castleman, Century of Artists Books, pp. 170-71; Saphire, p. 299

    Dimensions

    Overall: 31.7 x 24.9 x 0.5 cm (12 1/2 x 9 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2004.2185

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 22 photo-mechanical linecuts, of which 20 have hand-colored stencil (pochoir) additions

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  • Klänge (Sounds)

    1913
    Illustrated by Wassily Kandinsky (Russian, 1866–1944), Publisher R. Piper & Co. (German, 20th century), Printer F. Bruckmann A.G. München (German, late 19th–20th century)

    Place of Publication: Munich, Germany

    Description

    (Munich: R. Piper & Co. [1913]) Square quarto; 58 leaves; original gilt-stamped half purple cloth, red paper boards (red cloth case).

    Abstracted illustrations.


    Munich: R. Piper & Co. [1913]

    Provenance

    Margo Pollins Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, 1976.

    Credit Line

    William A. Sargent Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Artist & the Book 138; Castleman, Century of Artists Books, pp. 144-45; Roethel 071-074, 085, 095-140, 142-146

    Dimensions

    Overall: 28.6 x 28.5 x 1.5 cm (11 1/4 x 11 1/4 x 9/16 in.) Other (Page size): 27.9 x 27.9cm (11 x 11in.)

    Accession Number

    1976.7

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 56 color and monochrome woodcuts

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  • Parallèlement

    1900
    Illustrated by Pierre Bonnard (French, 1867–1947), Woodcuts by Tony Beltrand (French, about 1847–1904), Author Paul Verlaine (French, 1844–1896), Publisher Ambroise Vollard (French, 1867–1939), Printer Auguste Clot (French, 1858–1936), Printer Imprimerie Nationale (French)

    Place of Publication: Paris, France

    Description

    (Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, for Ambroise Vollard, 1900) Folio; 74 leaves; original printed paper wraps (gray paper slipcase).

    Literary illustrations.


    Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, for Ambroise Vollard, 1900

    Markings

    PDP Watermark Type: Parallelement

    Provenance

    Fitch-Febvrel Gallery, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, 1981.

    Credit Line

    William A. Sargent Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Artist & the Book 27; Castleman, Century of Artists Books, pp. 86-87; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 383

    Dimensions

    Overall: 30.5 x 25 x 2.5 cm (12 x 9 13/16 x 1 in.)

    Accession Number

    1981.290

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 108 lithographs and 9 wood engravings

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  • Ilsée, princesse de Tripoli

    1897
    Illustrated by Alphonse Maria Mucha (Czech, 1860–1939), Illustrated by Alexandre-Louis-Marie Charpentier (French, 1856–1909), Author Robert de Flers (French, 1872–1927), Publisher Henri Piazza (French, 19th–20th centuries)

    Place of Publication: Paris, France

    Description

    (Paris: H. Piazza et Cie. [L’Edition d’Art], 1897) Folio; [5 ll.], pp. 1-52, [2 ll.], pp. 53-94, [2 ll.], pp. 95-128, [4 ll.]; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped half green-brown morocco, green marbled paper boards (original artist-designed green paper wraps bound in).

    Literary illustrations; decorative borders, etc.


    Paris: H. Piazza et Cie. [L’Edition d’Art], 1897

    Provenance

    Acquired in 1910 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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ray, French Illustrated Book, 366

    Dimensions

    Overall: 33.1 x 26.2 x 2.3 cm (13 1/16 x 10 5/16 x 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    37.2484

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 132 color lithographs, plus initials and decorations

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  • The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer now newly imprinted

    1896
    Illustrated by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (English, 1833–1898), Decoration designed by William Morris (English, 1834–1896), Cut by William Harcourt Hooper (English, 1834–1912), Author Geoffrey Chaucer (English, died in 1400), Printer and Publisher Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith (English)

    Place of Publication: Hammersmith [London], England

    Description

    (Hammersmith [London]: Kelmscott Press, 1896) Large folio; 278 leaves; blind-stamped pigskin boards (The Doves Bindery, 1897).

    Literary illustrations; numerous elaborate borders with plant motifs and decorations


    Hammersmith [London]: Kelmscott Press, 1896

    Provenance

    Elizabeth Day McCormick (1873-1957); Museum Library; transferred to Print Dept., September 13, 1972.

    Credit Line

    The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Artist & the Book 45; Castleman, Century of Artists Books, p. 105

    Dimensions

    Overall: 43.6 x 30.5 x 7 cm (17 3/16 x 12 x 2 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    1972.853

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 87 woodcut illustrations and numerous woodcut borders and decorations

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  • Le Fleuve

    1874
    Illustrated by Edouard Manet (French, 1832–1883), Author Charles Cros (French, 1842–1888), Printer Auguste Delâtre (French, 1822–1907)

    Place of Publication: Paris, France

    Description

    (Paris: Librairie de l’Eau-Forte, 1874) Quarto; 15 pp.; original [publisher’s?] gilt-stamped half green morocco, green cloth boards, brass corners on lower cover (green cloth box).

    Illustrations of river views: boats, water, birds, figures on riverbank.


    Paris: Librairie de l’Eau-Forte, 1874

    Provenance

    Heinrich Stinnes (d. 1932), Cologne (Lugt 1376a); April 7-9, 1938, posthumous Stinnes sale, Reinhold Puppel, Berlin, lot 535. 1963, sold by Henri M. Petiet (b. 1894 - d. 1980), Paris, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 19, 1963)

    Credit Line

    William A. Sargent Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Artist & Book 177; Guérin, Manet, 63a-h

    Dimensions

    Overall: 28.9 x 25 x 0.9 cm (11 3/8 x 9 13/16 x 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    63.1006

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with eight etchings with drypoint

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  • Paul et Virginie

    La Chaumière indienne

    1838
    Illustrated by Tony Johannot (French, 1803?1852), Illustrated by Paul Huët (French, 1803–1869), Illustrated by Charles Marville (born Charles François Bossu) (French, 1813–about 1879), Illustrated by Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier (French, 1815–1891), Illustrated by Eugène Isabey (French, 1803–1886), Illustrated by Charles Émile Jacque (French, 1813–1894), Illustrated by François Louis Français (French, 1814–1897), Engraved by John Orrin Smith (English, 1799–1843), Engraved by Samuel Williams (English, 1788–1853), Engraved by Thomas Williams (English, about 1800–about 1850), Engraved by Laberge (French, active 1830s), Author Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (French, 1737–1814), Publisher Léon Curmer (French, 1801–1870)

    Place of Publication: Paris, France

    Description

    (Paris: L. Curmer, 1838) Quarto; [4 ff.], [ix]-lvi, 458 pp. [7 ff.], plus plates; contemporary gilt-stamped half maroon morocco, maroon cloth boards.

    Literary illustrations, author portrait, map.


    Paris: L. Curmer, 1838

    Provenance

    Henry Irving (bookplate); 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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ray, French Illustrated Book, 226; Vicaire, pp. 388-98

    Dimensions

    Overall: 26.6 x 17.5 x 5.1 cm (10 1/2 x 6 7/8 x 2 in.)

    Accession Number

    37.1994

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 479 wood engravings and 7 steel engravings

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  • Faust, tragédie...traduite en français

    1828
    Illustrated by Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798–1863), Illustrated by Achille Devéria (French, 1800–1857), Author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German, 1749–1832), Publisher Charles Motte (French, 1785–1836)

    Place of Publication: Paris, France

    Description

    (Paris: Ch. Motte and Sautelet, 1828) Folio; [2 ff.] IV, 148 pp., plus 18 plates and original lithographed paper wrappers; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped half brown calf, marbled paper boards (beige linen box).

    Author portrait; illustrations to Goethe’s play; decorated paper wrappers.


    Paris: Ch. Motte and Sautelet, 1828

    Provenance

    William Perkins Babcock, Paris (1826-1899, painter), by whom bequeathed to MFA, June 12, 1900.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ray, French Illustrated Book, 143; Delteil [Delacroix] 57-74

    Dimensions

    Overall: 44.3 x 30.5 x 3 cm (17 7/16 x 12 x 1 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    BR1213

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 18 lithographs

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  • The Birds of America, Plate 1, Wild Turkey

    1824–38
    After John James Audubon (American, 1785–1851), Robert Havell, Jr. (American (born in England), 1793–1878), W. H. Lizars (Scottish, 19th century)

    Description

    Elephant folio. Four volumes with 435 plates, kept in 2B11 oversize portfolio cabinet.

    Provenance

    William Sturgis (1782-1863) to his son-in-law Samuel Hooper (1808-1875); to his cousin Robert Chamblett Hooper (1805-1869); William Hooper (1855-1932) by whom given to MFA in 1921

    Credit Line

    Gift of William Hooper

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Low 001, variant 3

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 96.8 x 64.8 cm (38 1/8 x 25 1/2 in.); Sheet: 101.6 x 71.1 cm (40 x 28 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.11772.1

    Medium or Technique

    Etching and aquatint, hand-colored

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  • The Temple of Flora, or Garden of Nature, Being Picturesque Botanical Plates of the New Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus

    1799–1807
    Richard Earlom (English, 1743-1822), James Caldwall (English, 1739–1819), Joseph Constantine Stadler (English, (born Germany) active 1780–1822), Thomas Woolnoth (born 1785), William Ward, Sr. (English, 1766–1826), William Elmes (Active London, 1797–1814), Thomas Medland (English, active 1800–1807), Robert Dunkarton (English, 1744–about 1815), William Hopwood (English, active about 1800–1803), John Landseer (English, 1769?–1852), Thomas Burke (English, 1749–1815), Frederick Christian Lewis (English, 1779–1856), Thomas Sutherland (English, about 1785–about 1825), After Phillipp Reinagle (English, 1749–1833), After Abraham Pether (English, 1756–1812), After Sydenham Edwards (English, about 1768–1819), After Peter Charles Henderson (English,active 1799–1829), After Robert John Thornton (English (Ireland), 1768–1837), After John Russell (English, 1745–1806), After John Opie (English, 1761–1807), After Richard Cosway (English, 1742–1821), Calligrapher Thomas Tomkins (English, 1743–1816)

    Place of Publication: London, England

    Description

    (London: For the Publisher [i.e., the author], 1799[-1807]) Large folio; 7 engraved preliminary leaves, 79 letterpress leaves, plus 31 mixed etching and engravings; contemporary gilt- and blind-stamped black morocco.

    Illustrations of exotic flowers in natural settings; allegorical illustrations of botanical themes; elaborate calligraphic titles, dedication, and contents leaves


    London: For the Publisher [i.e., the author], 1799[-1807]

    Provenance

    Mrs. Sigmund J. Katz, by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 30, 1988.

    Credit Line

    Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Dunthorne 301; 1Nissen 1955;

    Dimensions

    Overall: 58 x 47 x 4 cm (22 13/16 x 18 1/2 x 1 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1988.528

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 31 etchings, engravings, and aquatints, partially color-printed and hand-colored; and 6 calligraphic engravings

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  • History of British Birds

    History and Description of Land Birds [vol. 1 of British Birds]
    History and Description of Water Birds [vol. 2 of British Birds]

    1798–1804
    Illustrated by Thomas Bewick (English, 1753–1828), Printer Solomon Hodgson (English, 18th century), Printer Edward Walker (English, died in 1831), Publisher Ralph Beilby (English, 1743 or 1744–1817)

    Place of Publication: Newcastle, England

    Description

    (Newcastle: Sol. Hodgson, for Beilby & Bewick / Edward Walker, for T. Bewick, 1797 [i.e., 1798]-1804) Octavo, two vols.; [v. 1] 183 leaves, [v. 2] 210 leaves; modern half gilt-stamped red morocco, red marbled paper boards (Mudie).

    Illustrations of birds; tailpiece vignettes of landscape and genre scenes


    Newcastle: Sol. Hodgson, for Beilby & Bewick / Edward Walker, for T. Bewick, 1797 [i.e., 1798]-1804

    Provenance

    Acquired in 1903 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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ray 51; Hugo, Bewick Collector, 99; Roscoe, TB Bibliography, 15b, 17c

    Dimensions

    Overall (each vol.): 23 x 14.4 x 3.7 cm (9 1/16 x 5 11/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    37.1960a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 453 wood engravings

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  • Les Baisers, précédés du mois de mai, poëme.

    1770
    Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Illustrated by Clément Pierre Marillier (French, 1740–1808), Engraved by Jacques Aliamet (French, 1726–1788), Engraved by Jean Charles Baquoy (French, 1721–1777), Engraved by Louis Binet (French, 1744–about 1800), Engraved by Nicolas Delaunay (French, 1739–1792), Engraved by Charles Louis Lingée (French, 1748–1819), Engraved by Joseph de Longueil (French, 1730–1792), Engraved by Louis Joseph Masquelier (French, 1741–1811), Engraved by Jean Massard (1740–1822), Engraved by François Denis Née (French, 1735–1818), Engraved by Nicholas Ponce (French, 1746–1831), Author Claude Joseph Dorat (French, 1734–1780), Publisher Michel Lambert (French, 1722?–1787), Publisher Delalain (firm) (18th century)

    Place of Publication: Paris, France

    Description

    (The Hague, and Paris: Lambert, et Delalain, 1770) Octavo; 84 leaves, plus 2 plates; modern gilt-stamped brown morocco (Riviere).

    Pastoral illustrations; decorative vignettes and tailpieces.


    The Hague, and Paris: Lambert, et Delalain, 1770

    Provenance

    Edmund Macrory [armorial binding]; acquired in 1905 from T. Thorp, Reading, England, 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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Cohen-de Ricci 308-310; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 31

    Dimensions

    Overall: 21.4 x 14.4 x 2 cm (8 7/16 x 5 11/16 x 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    37.1720

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    Illustrated book with 47 etching and engravings

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  • Les Métamorphoses...en latin et en françois de la traduction de M. l'Abbé Banier

    1767–71
    Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Illustrated by Pierre Philippe Choffard (French, 1730–1809), Illustrated by François Boucher (French, 1703–1770), Illustrated by Charles Monnet (French, 1732–after 1808), Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Illustrated by Jean Baptiste Le Prince (French, 1734–1781), Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Illustrated by Philippe Louis Parizeau (French, 1740–1801), Illustrated by Etienne-Pierre Gois (French, 1731–1823), Engraved by Jean Charles Baquoy (French, 1721–1777), Engraved by Pierre François Basan (French, 1723–1797), Engraved by Louis Binet (French, 1744–about 1800), Engraved by Antoine Jean Duclos (French, 1742–1795), Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), Engraved by Isidore Stanislas Helman (French, 1743–1806), Engraved by Robert de Launay (French, 1754–1814), Engraved by Louis Legrand (French, 1723–1807), Engraved by Noël Le Mire (French, 1724–1801), Engraved by Jacques Le Roy (French, born in 1739), Engraved by Jean Jacques André Le Veau (French, 1729–1785), Engraved by Joseph de Longueil (French, 1730–1792), Engraved by Louis Joseph Masquelier (French, 1741–1811), Engraved by Jean Massard (1740–1822), Engraved by Simon Charles Miger (French, 1736–1820), Engraved by François Denis Née (French, 1735–1818), Engraved by Nicholas Ponce (French, 1746–1831), Engraved by Jean François Rousseau (French, born in 1740), Engraved by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, 1736–1807), Author Ovid (43 B.C.–17 or 18 A.D.), Publisher Pierre Delormel (French, 18th century), Printer Laurent François Prault (French, 1712–1780)

    Place of Publication: Paris, France

    Description

    (Paris: Prault, for Delormel, 1767-1771) Quarto, four vols.; [v. 1] 180 leaves, plus 50 plates; [v. 2] 182 ll., plus 33 pls.; [v. 3] 184 ll., plus 37 pls.; [v. 4] 192 ll., plus 22 pls.; modern gilt-stamped red morocco (Allo[?]).

    Engraved title, dedication, illustrations to Ovid’s poem, decorative and allegorical headpieces and fleurons, tailpiece of vol. 4 featuring illustrators and engravers.


    Paris: Prault, for Delormel, 1767-1771

    Provenance

    Acquired in 1924 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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Cohen-de Ricci 769-772; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 62

    Dimensions

    Overall (each vol., depth variable): 25.8 x 20.3 x 3.5 cm (10 3/16 x 8 x 1 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    37.1711a-d

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    Illustrated book with 178 etching and engravings

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  • Fables choisies, mises en verse

    1755–59
    Illustrated by Jean-Baptiste Oudry (French, 1686–1755), Engraved by Pierre Alexandre Aveline (French, 1702–1760), Engraved by Jean Charles Baquoy (French, 1721–1777), Engraved by Laurent Cars (French, 1699–1771), Engraved by Pierre Quentin Chedel (French, 1705–1762), Engraved by Pierre Chenu (French, born in 1730), Etched by Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (French, 1715–1790), Engraved by Louis Legrand (French, 1723–1807), Engraved by Louis Simon Lempereur (French, 1725–1796), Engraved by Pierre Etienne Moitte (French, 1722–1780), Engraved by Benoît-Louis Prévost (French, about 1735–about 1804), Engraved by Pierre François Tardieu (French, 1711–1771), Woodcuts by Jean Michel Papillon (French, 1698–1776), Woodcuts by Nicolas Le Sueur (French, 1691–1764), Vignettes by Jean Jacques Bachelier (French, 1724–1806), Engraved by Michel Aubert (French, 1700–1757), Engraved by Nicolas Dauphin Beauvais (French, 1687–1753), Engraved by Jacques Firmin Beauvarlet (French, 1731–1797), Engraved by Justus (Juste) Chevillet (French, 1729–1802), Engraved by Catherine Elisabeth (Cousinet) Lempereur (French, born in 1726), Engraved by Nicolas Gabriel Dupuis (French, 1698–1771), Engraved by Pierre-Jean Duret (French, born in 1729), Engraved by J.-A. Defehrt (French, 1723–1774), Engraved by Etienne Fessard (French, 1714–1777), Engraved by Jean Jacques Flipart (French, 1719–1782), Engraved by Per Gustaf Floding (Swedish, 1731–1791), Engraved by Robert Gaillard (French, 1722–1785), Engraved by Claude Olivier Gallimard (French, 1720–1774), Engraved by Jacques Philippe Le Bas (French, 1707–1783), Engraved by Noël Le Mire (French, 1724–1801), Engraved by Martin Marvie (French, 1713–1813), Engraved by J. Menil (French, 18th century), Engraved by Pierre (Pitre) Martenasie (Flemish, worked in France, died in 1770?), Engraved by Johann Heinrich Rode (German, 1727–1759), Engraved by J. F. Poletnich (Bohemian, worked in France and Russia, active 1750–1780), Engraved by Jean Pelletier (French, born in 1736), Engraved by Antoine Radigues (French, worked in Russia, 1721–1809), Engraved by Pierre Pasquier (French, about 1730–1806), Engraved by Manuel Salvador Carmona (Spanish, 1734–1820), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Publisher Desaint & Saillant (French, 18th century), Printer Charles Antoine Jombert (French, 1712–1784)

    Place of Publication: Paris, France

    Description

    (Paris: Charles-Antoine Jombert, for Desaint & Saillant, and Durand, 1755-59) Folio, four vols.; [v. 1] 88 leaves, plus 71 plates; [v. 2] 71 ll., plus 68 plates; [v. 3] 77 ll., plus 68 plates; [v. 4] 97 ll., plus 69 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped speckled brown calf.

    Illustrations to La Fontaine’s fables; decorative woodcut vignettes, most with flower motifs.


    Paris: Charles-Antoine Jombert, for Desaint & Saillant, and Durand, 1755-59

    Provenance

    Gardner Brewer [bookplate]; 1901, bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to the MFA. (Accession date: February 4, 2015)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Cohen-de Ricci 548-50; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 5

    Dimensions

    Overall (each vol., slight variants): 40.9 x 29 x 5 cm (16 1/8 x 11 7/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    01.8576.1

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 276 etching and engravings, plus numerous woodcut vignettes

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  • Médailles sur les principaux évènements du regne de Louis le Grand, avec des explications historiques

    1702
    Illustrated by Antoine Coypel (French, 1661–1722), Illustrated by Jean Berain I (French, 1640–1711), Illustrated by Jean Mauger (French, 1648–1722), Etched by Sébastien LeClerc (French, 1637–1714), Engraved by Gérard Edelinck (French, 1640–1707), Engraved by Louis Simonneau (French, 1654–1727), Engraved by Charles Simonneau (French, 1645–1728), Author Académie des inscriptions & belles-lettres (French), Printed by Imprimerie Royale (French)

    Place of Publication: Paris, France

    Description

    (Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1702) Folio; 298 leaves; late eighteenth-century gilt-stamped red morocco.


    Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1702

    Provenance

    "Aubry Conseiller au parlement de Paris et aux requestes du palais" [inscription on title page]; George Wilbraham [bookplate]; Goodspeed's Bookshop, Boston, sold in 1972 to Arthur E. Vershbow, by whom given to MFA, December 2003 (accessioned January 21, 2004).

    Credit Line

    Gift of Arthur E. Vershbow

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Brunet III, 1564-65; Cohen-De Ricci 695

    Dimensions

    Overall: 45.5 x 31.5 x 6 cm (17 15/16 x 12 3/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2003.814

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 290 engravings

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  • Il mondo festeggiante balletto a cavallo fatto nel teatro congiunto al Palazzo del sereniss. Gran Duca, per le reali nozze de' serenissimi principi Cosimo terzo di Toscana, e Margherita Luisa d'Orléans

    1661
    Etched by Stefano Della Bella (Italian, 1610–1664), After Ferdinando Tacca (Italian, 1619–1686), Author Giovanni Andrea Moniglia (Italian, 1624–1700)

    Place of Publication: Florence, Italy

    Description

    (Florence: Stamperia di S.A.S.) Quarto; 32 leaves [apparently pp. 3-6 are never present], plus plates; modern half vellum, tan paper boards (tan cloth slipcase).

    Two birds-eye views and one diagram of the choreography of festival ballets.


    Florence: Stamperia di S.A.S., 1661

    Provenance

    Martin Breslauer, London, from whom purchased by MFA, May 12, 1965.

    Credit Line

    William A. Sargent Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Berlin 3049; Vinet 614; de Vesme-Massar 70-72

    Dimensions

    Overall: 23.5 x 17.3 x 2.2 cm (9 1/4 x 6 13/16 x 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    65.573

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with three etchings

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  • Traicté des manières de graver en taille douce sur l'airin. Par le moyen des eaux fortes, & des vernix durs & mols

    1645
    Illustrated by Abraham Bosse (French, 1604–1676)

    Place of Publication: Paris, France

    Description

    (Paris: Pierre Des-Hayes for the author, 1645) Quarto; 54 leaves; contemporary vellum, rust cloth box.

    Illustrations of tools and methods for preparing etching plates and printing them


    Paris: Pierre Des-Hayes for the author, 1645

    Provenance

    Sylvester R. Koehler, Boston (1837-1900, first curator of MFA Print Dept.), by whom given to MFA, October 20, 1898.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Sylvester Rosa Koehler

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Brunet I, 1127

    Dimensions

    Overall: 17.7 x 12 x 1.7 cm (6 15/16 x 4 3/4 x 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    KBR82

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 19 etchings and engravings

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  • Pompa introitus honori serenissimi principis Ferdinandi Austriaci

    1641 [i.e., 1642]
    Illustrated by Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640), Etched by Theodor van Thulden (Netherlandish, 1606–1669), Engraved by Jacob Neeffs (Netherlandish, 1610–after 1660), Engraved by Paul (Paulus) Pontius (Netherlandish, 1603–1658), Author Jean Gaspard Gevaerts (Flemish, 1593–1666), Printer Jan Meurs (Flemish, 17th century)

    Place of Publication: Antwerp, Belgium

    Description

    (Antwerp: Jan Meurs, 1641[i.e., 1642]) Folio; 106 leaves, plus plates; contemporary gilt-stamped armorial vellum binding (beige linen box).

    Engraved allegorical title page after Rubens; illustrations of decorative arches and statues, including details of individual scenes; portrait of Prince Ferdinand after Rubens; engravings of ancient coins interspersed within the text


    Antwerp: Jan Meurs, 1641[i.e., 1642]

    Provenance

    Unidentified armorial binding; Countess d'Edla (born Elise Hensler, 1836-1929), by whom bequeathed to MFA, March 1930.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of the Countess d'Edla

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Brunet II, 1575; Lipperheide Sd20; Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish, XIV, p. 139, no. 81 (Neefs); XXX, pp. 122-34, nos. 100-41 (van Thulden)

    Dimensions

    Overall: 55.8 x 40.3 x 5 cm (21 15/16 x 15 7/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    30.1032

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with engraved title page, engraved portrait, 42 etchings, engraved view, and numerous smaller engravings in text

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  • Les simulachres & historiees faces de la mort

    1538
    Illustrated by Hans Holbein, the Younger (German, 1497 or 1498–1543), Cut by Hans Lützelberger (died in 1526), Printer Gaspard and Melchior Trechsel (French, 16th century), Publisher Jean Frellon (French, died in 1568), Publisher François Frellon (French, died about 1546)

    Place of Publication: Lyons, France

    Description

    (Lyons: Melchior and Gaspard Trechsel, for Jean and François Frellon, 1538) Quarto; 52 leaves; modern gilt-stamped blue morocco (Rivière).

    Illustrations of Dance of Death subjects.


    Lyons: Melchior and Gaspard Trechsel, for Jean and François Frellon, 1538

    Provenance

    W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955), by whom bequeathed to MFA, April 8, 1964.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Brunet III, 254-55; Mortimer, French, 284

    Dimensions

    Overall: 15.4 x 11 x 1 cm (6 1/16 x 4 5/16 x 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.743

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 41 woodcuts

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  • Teutoburger Wald (Teutoburg Forest)

    1977
    Anselm Kiefer (German, born in 1945)

    Place of Publication: Germany

    Description

    ([Germany: the artist, 1977]) Folio; [unpaged, 40 leaves]; original thick gray cardboard covers (tan cloth box).

    Original black and white photograph on upper cover; woodcuts of tree trunks; woodcut portraits


    Germany: the artist, 1977

    Provenance

    Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, February 10, 1982.

    Credit Line

    William A. Sargent Fund

    Copyright

    © Anselm Kiefer

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 63.5 x 49 x 4 cm (25 x 19 5/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1982.152

    Medium or Technique

    Unique artist's book, illustrated with woodcuts and one black and white photograph

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  • De Architectura Libri Dece (Ten Books of Architecture)

    1521
    Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century (Italian), Influence of Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, 1452–1519), Author Vitruvius Pollio, Printer Gottardo da Ponte (Italian, active 1498–1549)

    Place of Publication: Como, Italy

    Description

    (Como: Gottardo da Ponte, 1521) Folio; 192 leaves; eighteenth-century gilt-stamped spotted calf binding, dark red cloth box.

    Selected illustrations: initial Q with figure (author?) writing at a desk (fol. A1r); plan and sectional diagrams of Milan cathedral (B6r, B7r&v); “Vitruvian” man (G2r); architectural orders (H6r); large allegorical design (M4r)


    Como: Gottardo da Ponte, 1521

    Provenance

    V.A.G.C. Villiers, Earl of Jersey, Osterley Park (born 1845); Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA (1898-1984); Harvard College Library, from whom purchased by MFA, February 13, 1941.

    Credit Line

    William A. Sargent Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Mortimer, Italian, 544; Sander 7696; Fowler 395; Brunet V, 1330

    Dimensions

    Overall: 41 x 29 x 4.5 cm (16 1/8 x 11 7/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    41.45

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 117 woodcuts

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  • De divina proportione

    Diuina proportione

    1509
    Illustrated by Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, 1452–1519), Illustrated by Piero della Francesca (Italian, born about 1415–died in 1492), Author Luca Pacioli (Italian, died about 1514), Printer Alessandro Paganini (Italian, active 1509–1538), Printer Paganino Paganini (Italian, 16th century)

    Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

    Description

    (Venice: Paganino Paganini, 1509) Quarto; 154 leaves; old limp vellum, light brown cloth box.

    Illustrations: alphabet of roman capitals (after first section of text); proportional profile of head (bound betw. letters O and P); geometric forms shown solid and open (after second section of text); architectural columns and gateway (betw. pl. XIII and XIV of geometric subjs.); genealogical “tree of proportion” (last folio)


    Venice: Paganino Paganini, 1509

    Provenance

    Old ownership inscription (effaced) on title; William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, November 14, 1946.

    Credit Line

    William A. Sargent Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Essling 1645; Sander 5365/6; Mortimer, Italian, 346

    Dimensions

    Overall: 29.5 x 21 x 3.2 cm (11 5/8 x 8 1/4 x 1 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    46.1195

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 88 woodcuts and numerous diagrams

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  • Depero Futurista 1913–1927

    1927

    Place of Publication: Milan, Italy

    Description

    (Milan: Edizione Italiana Dinamo-Azari, 1927) Oblong quarto; 116 leaves (some folding); bound in black and silver printed blue boards, secured with two large metal bolts.

    Line block illustrations, typographic designs, and half-tone plates, printed on various paper stocks.


    Milan: Edizione Italiana Dinamo-Azari, 1927

    Inscription

    Dedicated by Fedele Azari to Com. Nicoletti, 1932.

    Signed

    Blue ink verso of preliminary title: "Fortunato Depero"

    Provenance

    Purchased from Ars Libri, Ltd., Boston, June 24, 1998.

    Credit Line

    William A. Sargent Fund

    Copyright

    © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 24.3 x 32 x 4 cm (9 9/16 x 12 5/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1998.70

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with typographic designs and reproductions of artworks

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  • De artificiali perspectiva

    1505
    Illustrated by Jean Pélerin (French, died in 1524), Cut by Gabriel Salmon (French, 1513–1532), Cut by Jacquemin Woeiriot (French, 16th century), Printer Pierre Jacobi (French, 16th century)

    Place of Publication: Toul, France

    Description

    (Toul: Pierre Jacobi, 1505) Folio; 46 leaves; modern gilt-stamped dark green morocco (Hagué).

    Illustrations of perspectival views of landscapes, buildings, interiors, including figures.


    Toul: Pierre Jacobi, 1505

    Provenance

    Possible ownership inscription on title, effaced save for inventory number "8293"; Léon de Laborde [?--according to note in hand of Jacques-Charles Brunet mounted on preliminary leaf]; Ambroise Firmin-Didot (1790-1876, publisher, printer, author); his sale Paris 29 May 1879, lot 284, to Quaritch; Bernard Quaritch, London (offered in their General Catalogue [London: 1887], nos. 4377 and 37543, for £200; and Monuments of Typography [London: 1897], no. 471, for £105); Comtesse de La Baume-Pluvinel; her sale Paris 24 April 1934, lot 119; E.P. Goldschmidt & Co., London, from whom purchased for £400 by MFA, February 7, 1935.

    Credit Line

    Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Brunet V, 1169; Murray, French, 566; Mortimer, French, 420

    Dimensions

    Overall: 31.2 x 21.7 x 1.8 cm (12 5/16 x 8 9/16 x 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    35.54

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with numerous woodcuts and diagrams

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  • De la Ruine des Nobles hommes et femmes (Of the ruin of noble men and women)

    1476
    Master of the Boccaccio Illustrations (Netherlandish, 1470–1490), Author Giovanni Boccaccio (Italian, 1313–1375)

    Place of Publication: Bruges, Netherlands

    Description

    (Bruges: Colard Mansion, 1476) Folio; 290 leaves; modern armorial gilt-stamped brown morocco binding (Orrock & Son, Edinburgh, 1871).

    Illustrations:
    Boccaccio presenting his book to Cavalcanti; Boccaccio interviewing Adam and Eve; King Saul and the Dead Man; The Conflict between Fortune and Poverty; Marcus Manlius Capitolinus thrown into the Tiber; Death of Regulus; Death of Caisu Marius Apinates; Humiliation of the Emperor Valerian by the Persian King; Execution of Queen Brunhilde


    (Bruges: Colard Mansion, 1476) Folio; 290 leaves; modern armorial gilt-stamped brown morocco binding (Orrock & Son, Edinburgh, 1871).
    Published in the prosperous Flemish town of Bruges, this is the earliest known printed book illustrated with engravings, which were printed separately and pasted into the volume. In this copy (the finest and most complete surviving example), the engravings were also colored by hand. The text, written in the later fourteenth century by Giovanni Boccaccio, consists of a series of imaginary interviews with celebrated sufferers of misfortune. Translated from the original Latin into French in the fifteenth century, the book was admired throughout Europe.

    Provenance

    Sir Schomberg-Henry Kerr, Marquess of Lothian; January 27-28, 1932, Marquess of Lothian sale, American Art Association, New York, lot 46, to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 4, 1932)

    Credit Line

    Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Goff B-711(C); BMC IX 132; GW 4432

    Dimensions

    Overall: 38.3 x 29 x 8 cm (15 1/16 x 11 7/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    32.458

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with nine hand-colored engravings

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  • The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur of his Noble Knights of the Round Table...and in the End Le Morte d'Arthur

    Le Morte d'Arthur

    1893–94
    Artist Aubrey Beardsley (English, 1872–1898), Author Sir Thomas Malory (English, 15th century), Publisher J.M. Dent & Sons (British, founded in 1888)

    Place of Publication: London, England

    Description

    (London: Turnbull & Spears, for J. M. Dent, 1893-1894) Quarto, two vols.; [v. 1] lxiv, 455 pages, [12] leaves of plates; [v. 2] [8], lxv-xc, 457-990, [2] pp., [13] leaves of plates (double-page ills. counted as 2 plates each); original publisher’s gilt-stamped beige cloth boards.

    Literary illustrations; decorative initials and borders


    London: Turnbull & Spears, for J. M. Dent, 1893-1894

    Provenance

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Artist & the Book, 16

    Dimensions

    Overall (each vol.): 25 x 21 x 5.5 cm (9 13/16 x 8 1/4 x 2 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    37.2043a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with photomechanical reproductions of drawings

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  • In Fairyland--A Series of Pictures from the Elf-World

    1870
    Illustrated by Richard Doyle (English, 1824–1883), Engraved by Edmund Evans (English, 1826–1905), Author William Allingham (English, 1824–1889), Publisher D. Appleton and Company (American, 19th century)

    Place of Publication: New York, New York, United States

    Description

    (New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1870) Folio; [8], 31 pp., 10 [of 16] leaves of plates  original publisher’s gilt-stamped green cloth boards (cream-colored phase box).

    Illustrations of elves and fairies.


    New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1870

    Provenance

    Mrs. F. E. Donaldson, Jr., by whom given to the MFA, September 15, 1955.

    Credit Line

    The Gift of Mrs. F. E. Donaldson Jr.

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ray, Illustrator and Book in England, 146

    Dimensions

    Overall: 38.7 x 28.2 x 1.8 cm (15 1/4 x 11 1/8 x 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    55.512

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 10 [of 16] leaves of color wood engravings

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  • Kling-Klang Gloria—Deutsche Volks und Kinderlieder

    1921
    Illustrated by Joseph Urban (Austrian, 1872–1933), Author Waldimir Labler (20th century), Illustrated by Heinrich Lefler (Austrian, 1863–1919)

    Place of Publication: Vienna, Austria; Place of Publication: Leipzig, Germany

    Description

    (Vienna: F. Tempsky, and Leipzig: G. Freytag, 1921) Oblong quarto; 65 pages; original publisher’s half blue cloth, decorated paper boards.

    Illustrations to children’s songs


    Vienna: F. Tempsky, and Leipzig: G. Freytag, 1921

    Provenance

    John Gardner Greene Estate, by whom given to MFA, September 17, 1986.

    Credit Line

    Gift of John Gardner Greene Estate

    Details

    Dimensions

    Each sheet: 24.3 x 31.4 cm (9 9/16 x 12 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1986.402

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 16 half-tone color lithographs and numerous decorations and borders

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  • Des Chats: Images Sans Paroles (Some Cats: Pictures Without Words)

    1898
    Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (French (born in Switzerland), 1859–1923), Publisher Ernest Flammarion (French, 1846–1936)

    Place of Publication: Paris, France

    Description

    (Paris: Ernest Flammarion [1898?]) Folio; 28 leaves; half gray cloth, original artist’s color lithograph boards.

    Illustrations of cats, with accompanying people, other animals, etc.


    Paris: Ernest Flammarion [1898?]

    Provenance

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Crauzat 598; Artist and the Book 293

    Dimensions

    Overall: 44.7 x 31 x 1.5 cm (17 5/8 x 12 3/16 x 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    37.2285

    Medium or Technique

    Illlustrated book containing numerous gillotypes after drawings, plus color lithograph cover

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  • Stuff and Nonsense

    1888
    Arthur Burdett Frost (American, 1851–1928), Publisher Charles Scribner's Sons (American, founded in 1846)

    Place of Publication: New York, New York, United States

    Description

    (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons [1888]) Quarto; 96 pages; original publisher’s printed beige cloth boards (ivory-colored phase box).

    Humorous illustrations.


    New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons [1888]

    Inscription

    Pen and ink on preliminary leaf: "Kate with a Merry Xmas / from Beela. Oct. 30th [in pencil] '97"

    Provenance

    Mrs. F. E. Donaldson, Jr., by whom given to MFA, September 15, 1955.

    Credit Line

    The Gift of Mrs. F. E. Donaldson Jr.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 26.6 x 19.8 x 1.5 cm (10 1/2 x 7 13/16 x 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    55.511

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with photolinecut reproductions of drawings

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  • Van den Leven ons Heeren Jhesu Christi (On the Life of Jesus Christ)

    Vita Christi [Dutch]

    1488
    Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Netherlandish, 15th century (Netherlandish), Possibly by Master of the Virgin Among Virgins (School of Delft, late 15th century), Author Ludolf von Sachsen (German, 1300–1377 or 1378), Printer Christian Snellaert (Netherlandish, active 1488–1497)

    Place of Publication: Delft, Netherlands

    Description

    (Delft: [Christian Snellaert] 22 May 1488) Folio; 304 leaves; contemporary blind-stamped dark brown calf binding, brass clasps; red cloth box.


    Delft: Christian Snellaert, 22 May 1488

    Provenance

    Six Collection, Amsterdam; E.P. Goldschmidt & Co., London, from whom purchased by MFA, October 4, 1934.

    Credit Line

    Archibald Cary Coolidge Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Goff L-354

    Dimensions

    Overall: 28.5 x 21 x 7 cm (11 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    34.708

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 129 woodcuts

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  • Corona delle nobili et virtuose donne libro primo [-terzo]

    1591
    Author Cesare Vecellio (Italian, 1521–1601)

    Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

    Description

    (Venice: Cesare Vecellio, 1591) Oblong quarto; 84 [of 88] leaves; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped red morocco (red cloth box).

    Illustrations of lace patterns.


    Venice: Cesare Vecellio, 1591

    Provenance

    Isabella K. [Dunnistoun?; inscr. with address "119. George Street. Edinburgh"]; Otto H. Ranschburg, New York, from whom purchased by the MFA. (Accession date: November 12, 1942)

    Credit Line

    William A. Sargent Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Brunet V, 1105; Mortimer, Italian, under 520; Berlin 1634; Lotz 116c, 117c, 118a

    Dimensions

    Overall: 14 x 20.8 x 1.6 cm (5 1/2 x 8 3/16 x 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    42.495

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 79 woodcuts

    Out on Loan

    On display at Hiroshima Museum of Art, Japan, April 9, 2016 – June 12, 2016

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  • Triplets, Comprising The Baby's Opera, The Baby's Bouquet, and The Baby's Own Aesop

    1899
    Illustrated by Walter Crane (English, 1845–1915), Engraved by Edmund Evans (English, 1826–1905), Publisher George Routledge & Sons (London and New York)

    Place of Publication: London, England

    Description

    (London: George Routledge & Sons, 1899) Folio; 189 pages; original publisher’s gilt-stamped half vellum, red cloth boards.

    Children’s illustrations; decorative page borders; sheet music


    London: George Routledge & Sons, 1899

    Provenance

    Miss Ellen T. Bullard, by whom given to MFA, November 8, 1956.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Ellen T. Bullard

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 30.2 x 32.7 x 3.8 cm (11 7/8 x 12 7/8 x 1 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    56.884

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with numerous color wood engravings and page decorations

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  • Flowers from Shakespeare's Garden: A Posy from the Plays

    1906
    Illustrated by Walter Crane (English, 1845–1915), Author William Shakespeare (English, 1564–1616), Printer and Publisher Cassell & Co.

    Place of Publication: London, England

    Description

    (London: Cassell & Co., 1906) Quarto; 40 pages; original publishers half green cloth, illustrated paper boards.

    Literary illustrations.


    London: Cassell & Co., 1906

    Provenance

    W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955), by whom bequeathed to MFA, June 19, 1963.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 25.4 x 19.1 x 1.3 cm (10 x 7 1/2 x 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    63.731

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with color offset lithographs

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  • La Famille Cardinal

    1939
    Illustrated by Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917), Author Ludovic Halévy (French, 1834–1908), Publisher Auguste Blaizot & Fils

    Place of Publication: Paris, France

    Description

    (Paris: Auguste Blaizot & Fils, 1939) Folio; [1 f.], 161 pp., [1 f.], plus frontispiece and 5 pls.; original publisher’s paper wrappers (gray paper box).

    Literary illustrations; author portrait.


    Paris: August Blaizot & Fils, 1939

    Provenance

    Rowland Burdon-Miller, by whom given to MFA, September 17, 1959.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Rowland Burdon-Muller

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Artist and the Book 71 (this copy)

    Dimensions

    Overall: 32.9 x 25.3 x 3.4 cm (12 15/16 x 9 15/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    59.560

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 34 photogravure reproductions of drawings and monotypes

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  • Falbalas et fanfreluches. Almanach des modes présentes, passées et futures pour 1922[–1926]

    1922–26
    Illustrated by George Barbier (French, 1882–1932), Text by Colette (American, born in 1937), Text by Gérard d' Houville (French, 1875–1963), Text by Cécile Sorel (French, 1875–1966), Text by Anna Elisabeth de Brancovan, comtesse de Noailles (French, 1876–1933), Publisher Meynial (French, 20th century)

    Place of Publication: Paris, France

    Description

    (Paris: Meynial [1922-1926]) Quarto; five vols. bound together, each made up of original publisher’s pictorial wrappers, title, 12 pages, plus 12 plates; modern gilt-stamped half brown morocco, marbled paper boards.

    Illustrations of fashions from different historical periods.


    Paris: Meynial [1922-1926]

    Provenance

    W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955), by whom bequeathed to MFA, June 8, 1964.

    Credit Line

    Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 25.4 x 17.3 x 3.1 cm (10 x 6 13/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.789

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 60 hand-colored etching and aquatints, plus original wrappers

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  • Nos Enfants--Scènes de la ville et des champs

    1900
    Illustrated by Maurice Boutet de Monvel (French, 1851–1913), Author Anatole France (French, 1844–1924), Publisher Librairie Hachette et Cie., Printer A. Lahure (French, late 19th–early 20th century)

    Place of Publication: Paris, France

    Description

    (Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie., 1900) Quarto; [4], 25, [3] pages, plus 12 plates; original publisher’s half brown cloth, pictorial paper boards.

    Children’s illustrations.


    Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie., 1900

    Provenance

    Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb, by whom given to MFA, March 11, 1970.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 29.1 x 22.3 x 1.1 cm (11 7/16 x 8 3/4 x 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1970.258

    Medium or Technique

    Printed book with color and black and white photo-relief illustrations

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  • Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits at Present Cultivated in this Country

    1812
    After George Brookshaw (English, 1751–1823), Possibly by Richard Brookshaw (English, 1736–about 1804), Printer Thomas Bensley (English, about 1760–1835)

    Place of Publication: London, England

    Description

    (London: T. Bensley, for the author [et al.], 1812) Large folio; [2 ll.], v, 60 pp., plus index; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped green morocco, brown morocco spine.
    Plate LXIX, Green Flesh or Candia Melon (1807).


    London: T. Bensley, for the author [et al.], 1812

    Provenance

    Mrs. Sigmund J. Katz, New Orleans, by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 30, 1988.

    Credit Line

    Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Dunthorne 050; Nissen 244

    Dimensions

    Each sheet: 57.5 x 46.5 cm (22 5/8 x 18 5/16 in.) Book (closed): 59.1 x 48.3 x 5.1cm (23 1/4 x 19 x 2in.)

    Accession Number

    1988.527

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 90 hand-colored aquatints

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  • Dalziels' Illustrated Arabian Nights' Entertainments

    1865
    Illustrated by Arthur Boyd Houghton (English, 1836–1875), Illustrated by Thomas Dalziel (English, 1823–1906)

    Place of Publication: London, England

    Description

    (London: Ward and Lock, 1865) Quarto, two vols.; [v. 1] [4 ll.] 400 pp., plus publisher’s advertisement; [v. 2] xii, 422 pp., plus advertisement; original publisher’s gilt-stamped pictorial red cloth binding (Leighton and Hodge).

    Literary illustrations.


    London: Ward and Lock, 1865

    Provenance

    Pickering and Chatto, London, from whom purchased by MFA, June 29, 1914.

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ray, Illustrator and Book in England, 151

    Dimensions

    Overall (each vol.): 28.1 x 20.5 x 3 cm (11 1/16 x 8 1/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    M25315

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 214 wood engravings

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  • Facile

    1935
    Illustrated by Man Ray (American, 1890–1976), Author Paul Eluard (French, 1895–1952), Publisher Editions G. L. M. (20th century)

    Place of Publication: Paris, France

    Description

    (Paris: Editions G. L. M., 1935) Octavo; 24.6 cm, [unpaged, 11 leaves]; original publisher’s photographically illustrated wrappers (ivory-colored manila folder).

    Illustrations of nudes interspersed with text


    Paris: Editions G. L. M., 1935

    Provenance

    Elmar W. Seibel, Boston; gift to MFA 16, 1987.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Elmar W. Seibel

    Copyright

    © Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Castleman, Century of Artists Books, p. 183

    Dimensions

    Overall: 24.6 x 18.5 x 0.5 cm (9 11/16 x 7 5/16 x 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1987.645

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with twelve photogravures

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  • Histoire naturelle des perroquets

    1801–05
    Illustrated by Jacques Barraband (1767–1809), Engraved by Louis Bouquet (French, active about 1800–1823), Engraved by Langlois (active 1805–1840), Author François Levaillant (French, 1753–1824), Printer and Publisher Levrault (French, early 19th century)

    Place of Publication: Paris, France

    Description

    (Paris: Levrault, 1801-1805) Large folio, two vols.; [v. 1] [4 ll.], 135 pp., plus 72 plates; [v. 2] [2 ll.], 113 pp., plus index and 73 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped half red morocco, blue pastepaper boards.

    Illustrations of parrots


    Paris: Levrault, 1801-1805

    Provenance

    Mrs. Sigmund J. Katz, New Orleans; by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 30, 1988.

    Credit Line

    Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Nissen, Vogelbücher, 558

    Dimensions

    Overall (each vol., depth variable): 55.8 x 37.5 x 6 cm (21 15/16 x 14 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1988.523-524

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 145 color-printed etching and engravings, with added hand coloring

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  • The Arctic Regions, Illustrated with Photographs Taken on an Art Expedition to Greenland

    1873
    William Bradford (American, 1823–1892), Artist John L. Dunmore (American, active in 1860–1870), Artist George P. Critcherson (American, 1823–1892)

    Description

    (London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, 1873) 27.3 cm; 89 pp. (plus full plates); brown leather stamped and gilded, gilt edges.

    Provenance

    James Lawrence (b. 1853 – d. 1914), Groton, MA; by descent to his grandchildren, James Lawrence, Dorothy Mackenzie, and John E. Lawrence; 1980, gift of James Lawrence, Dorothy Mackenzie, and John E. Lawrence to the MFA (Accession Date: June 18, 1980); September 26, 2013, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Lee Gallery, Winchester, MA.

    Credit Line

    Gift of James Lawrence, Dorothy Mackenzie and John E. Lawrence

    Details

    Dimensions

    27.3 x 63.2 cm (10 3/4 x 24 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1980.246

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 141 albumen prints

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  • Plants and their Application to Ornament

    1897
    Eugène Samuel Grasset (French (born in Switzerland), 1841–1917), Maurice Pillard Verneuil (French, 1869–1942), Georges Bourgeot (French, born in 1876), Marcelle Gaudin (French, active in 1897), E. Hervegh (French, active in 1897), Marc Mangin (French, active in 1897), Anna Martin (French, active in 1897), J. Milesi (French, active in 1897), A. Poidevin (French, active in 1897), Camille Gabriel Schlumberger (French, born in 1864), Printer and Publisher Chapman & Hall, Ltd.

    Place of Publication: London, England

    Description

    (London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd. [1897]) Large folio; 74 leaves; modern half gilt-stamped dark brown calf, decorated fabric boards (J. MacDonald Co., Norwalk, Conn.).

    Illustrations of various plants, followed by related decorative applications of plant forms


    London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd. [1897]

    Provenance

    Waltham Public Library (with discharge stamp); Angus Whyte, Boston, from whom acquired in 1976 by Arthur E. Vershbow; his daughter, Ann Vershbow and husband Charles Beitz, by whom given to MFA, December 29, 2004.

    Credit Line

    Gift of Ann Vershbow and Charles Beitz

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Harvard College Library, Turn of the Century, 49 (French edition)

    Dimensions

    Overall: 45.6 x 33.6 x 3.8 cm (17 15/16 x 13 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    2004.2272

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 72 color lithographs

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  • The Dreaming Boys (Die träumenden Knaben)

    1908 (published 1917)
    Oskar Kokoschka (Austrian, 1886–1980), Publisher Kurt Wolff (German, 1887–1963), Printer Berger und Chwala, Vienna (Austrian, 20th century)

    Place of Publication: Leipzig, Germany

    Description

    (Leipzig: Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1917) Quarto; ten leaves; beige cloth-covered boards with artist’s design on upper cover (gilt-stamped half orange morocco, tan cloth box).

    Literary illustrations.


    Leipzig: Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1917

    Provenance

    Martin Breslauer, London, from whom purchased by the MFA, May 12, 1965.

    Credit Line

    William A. Sargent Fund

    Copyright

    © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Pro Litteris, Zurich.

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Wingler and Welz 22-29; Artist and the Book 147; Castleman, Century of Artists Books, p. 107

    Dimensions

    Overall (closed): 29.7 x 24.4 x 1.3 cm (11 11/16 x 9 5/8 x 1/2 in.) Sheet: 24 x 27.5 cm (9 7/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    65.571

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book containing eight color lithographs and two line-block reproductions

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  • Pasiphaé, chant de Minos (Les Crétois)

    1944

    Place of Publication: Paris, France

    Description

    ([Paris:] Martin Fabiani Editeur, 1944) Folio; 136 pages; unbound sheets, within paper wrappers with linocut title and design printed in blue (publisher’s light gray and cream paper box).

    Full-page literary illustrations, decorative head- and tailpieces, ornamental bands and initials.


    [Paris:] Martin Fabiani Editeur, 1944

    Inscription

    Signed in pen and ink by Matisse on the justification page

    Provenance

    Succession H. Matisse, Paris; with Ursus Rare Books, New York; from whom purchased by MFA, 26 March 2003.

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds given by a member of the Museum Council Fellows

    Copyright

    © 2011 Succession H. Matisse, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Duthuit, p. 51-67; Artist and the Book 198; Castleman, Century of Artists Books, p. 113

    Dimensions

    Overall: 33.8 x 26.2 x 3.9 cm (13 5/16 x 10 5/16 x 1 9/16 in.) Sheet: 32.5 x 25.3 cm (12 13/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2003.109

    Medium or Technique

    Illustrated book with 148 linocuts printed in red and black

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