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La grande diablerie. Poème du XVe siècle

Illustrated by Paul Avril (French, 1849–1928), Illustrated by Gustave Fraipont (Belgian, born in 1849), Engraved by Charles Gillot (French, 1853–1903), Author Eloy d' Amerval (French, active 1463–1508), Publisher Georges Hurtrel (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall: 16.3 x 12.3 x 2.6 cm (6 7/16 x 4 13/16 x 1 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with four etchings and numerous photomechanical relief prints

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Georges Hurtrel, 1884) Small octavo; 216 pp., plus plates; contemporary half gilt-stamped red morocco, marbled paper boards (original publisher’s pictorial paper wrappers bound in).

Literary illustrations with devilish themes.

Paris: Georges Hurtrel, 1884


Acquired in 1909 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