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Illustrated by Auguste Lepère (French, 1849–1918), Author Joris Karl Huysmans (French, 1848–1907), Publisher Cent Bibliophiles (French, founded in 1895), Typographical design by Georges Auriol (French, 1863–1938)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Ray, French Illustrated Book, 328


Overall: 26.3 x 19 x 3 cm (10 3/8 x 7 1/2 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 220 color wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Les Cent Bibliophiles, 1903) Quarto; [3 ff.] xvii, 219 pp. [2 ff.]; contemporary gilt-stamped brown morocco (original publisher’s printed wrappers bound in).

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Les Cent Bibliophiles, 1903


Paul Besnus (original subscriber); acquired from Blaizot, Paris, in 1921 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