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A Street of Paris and Its Inhabitant

Illustrated by François Courboin (French, 1865–1926), Author Honoré de Balzac (French, 1799–1850), Publisher Meyer Brothers and Company (American, 20th century)

Place of Publication: New York, New York, USA


Overall: 26.4 x 16.5 x 1 cm (10 3/8 x 6 1/2 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with color photomechanical relief prints

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(New York: Meyer Brothers and Company, 1900) 26.4 cm; [2 ff.] ii, 35 pp., plus extra ff. of illustrations alone; original publisher’s pictorial cream paper wrappers, original publisher’s brown cloth portfolio cover.

New York: Meyer Brothers and Company, 1900


1905, acquired by William A. Sargent (b. 1858 - d. 1936), Boston; 1936, bequest of William A. Sargent to the MFA. (Accession date: November 17, 1937).

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent