Deux contes: le vieux, la ficelle

Illustrated by Auguste Lepère (French, 1849–1918), Author Guy de Maupassant (French, 1850–1893), Publisher Société Normande du Livre Illustré (French, active late 19th century), Typographical design by Georges Auriol (French, 1863–1938)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Ray, French Illustrated Book, 330


Overall (with portfolio): 25.8 x 17.7 x 2.7 cm (10 3/16 x 6 15/16 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 86 color wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Société Normande du Livre Illustré, 1907) Quarto; 89 pp. [2 ff.]; unbound in original publisher’s printed wrappers, original half green cloth, green paper portfolio.

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Société Normande du Livre Illustré, 1907


Acquired from Blaizot, 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