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Illustrated by Pierre Georges Jeanniot (French (born in Switzerland), 1848–1934), Author Guy de Maupassant (French, 1850–1893), Publisher Librairie Illustrée (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall: 24.3 x 17.5 x 3.2 cm (9 9/16 x 6 7/8 x 1 1/4 in.)

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Illustrated book with numerous photomechanical relief prints

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Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: La Librairie Illustrée [1887]) Quarto; [2 ff.] 278 pp. [1 f.], plus plates; contemporary half gilt-stamped green cloth, green marbled paper boards (original publisher’s illustrated paper wrappers bound in).

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Paris: La Librairie Illustrée [1887]


Acquired in 1901 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

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