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La Bièvre, Les Gobelins, Saint-Séverin

Illustrated by Auguste Lepère (French, 1849–1918), Author Joris Karl Huysmans (French, 1848–1907), Publisher Société de Propagation des Livres d'Art (French, active early 20th century), Printer A. Lahure (French, late 19th–early 20th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Ray, French Illustrated Book, 327


Overall: 29 x 19.9 x 2.6 cm (11 7/16 x 7 13/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 4 etchings and 30 wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Société de Propagation des Livres d’Art, 1901) Quarto; [3 ff.] 148 pp. [1 f.], plus 4 plates; original publisher’s printed wrappers (tan cloth overwrappers).

Illustrations of Paris.

Paris: Société de Propagation des Livres d’Art, 1901


Acquired in Paris in 1903 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