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Aspasie, Cléopatre, Théodora

Illustrated by Adolphe Giraldon (French, born in 1855), Engraved by Désiré Mathieu Quesnel (French, active 1869–1910), Author Henry Houssaye (French, 1848–1911), Publisher Société des Amis des Livres, Printer Chamerot et Renouard (French, active late 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall: 25.8 x 17.5 x 3.7 cm (10 3/16 x 6 7/8 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with color wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Les Amis des Livres, 1899) Quarto; [4 ff.] iv, 294 pp. [6 ff.], plus extra plates of engravings; contemporary half gilt-stamped and inlaid green morocco, marbled paper boards (Stroobants; original publisher’s pictorial wrappers bound in).

Portraits of three queens; decorative frontispiece and vignettes.

Paris: Les Amis des Livres, 1899


Yves Refoulé (bookplate); acquired in Paris in 1923 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