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Histoire des quatre fils Aymon. Très nobles et très vaillans chevaliers.

Renaut de Montauban (Chanson de geste)

Illustrated by Eugène Samuel Grasset (French (born in Switzerland), 1841–1917), Publisher H. Launette (French, 19th century), Printer Charles Gillot (French, 1853–1903)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Ray, French Illustrated Book, 357; Houghton Library, Turn of a Century, 48


Overall: 28.5 x 23.7 x 3.2 cm (11 1/4 x 9 5/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with photo-lithographed decorations

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: H. Launette, 1883) Quarto; [4 ff.] 8 pp. [1 f.] [9-]224 pp. [8 ff.]; contemporary half gilt-stamped brown morocco, marbled paper boards (Canape; original publisher’s pictorial wrappers bound in).

Literary illustrations.

Paris: H. Launette, 1883


Acquired [in 1898?] 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