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Illustrated by Alexandre Lunois (French, 1863–1916), Author Prosper Mérimée (French, 1803–1870), Publisher Cent Bibliophiles (French, founded in 1895), Printer A. Lahure (French, late 19th–early 20th century), Printer Auguste Clot (French, 1858–1936), Printer Henry Belfond (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Ray, French Illustrated Book, 312


Overall: 22.8 x 17 x 2.2 cm (9 x 6 11/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 170 color lithographs

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Les Cent Bibliophiles, 1901) Quarto; [1 f.] vii, 168 pp. [1 f.]; original publisher’s printed wrappers (cream-colored phase box).

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Les Cent Bibliophiles, 1901


Jules Le Petit, original subscriber for this copy; acquired from Blaizot, Paris, 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