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Carmen [plates only]

Illustrated by Alexandre Lunois (French, 1863–1916), Author Prosper Mérimée (French, 1803–1870), Publisher Cent Bibliophiles (French, founded in 1895), 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: 22.9 x 17 x 2 cm (9 x 6 11/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Suite of 170 lithographs without text

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Les Cent Bibliophiles, 1901) Quarto; unpaged; original publisher’s printed wrappers (the paper wrapper for the suite loosely laid in).

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Les Cent Bibliophiles, 1901


Jules Le Petit, original subscriber for this copy (see 37.2143); 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