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La fidelle ouverture de l'art de serrurier

Illustrated by Mathurin Jousse (French, born in 1607), Printer Georges Griveau (French, 17th century)

Place of Publication: La Fleche, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet III, 581; Berlin 1333


Overall: 30.6 x 21.2 x 1.7 cm (12 1/16 x 8 3/8 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title page, 38 engravings, and 23 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(La Fleche: Georges Griveau, 1627) Quarto; 80 leaves; contemporary half gilt-stamped brown calf, brown paste-paper boards (brown cloth case).

Illustrations of keys, keyhole surrounds, decorative handles, wheelchairs, prostheses, ironwork grates, lock mechanisms, etc.

La Fleche: Georges Griveau, 1627


Otto H. Ranschburg, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, April 13. 1944.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund