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La légende dorée

Illustrated by Alexandre Lunois (French, 1863–1916), Author Jacobus de Voragine (about 1229–1298), Translator Henri Piazza (French, 19th–20th centuries), Publisher G. Boudet (French, 19th century), Printer A. Lahure (French, late 19th–early 20th century), Printer Auguste Clot (French, 1858–1936)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Ray, French Illustrated Book, 310


Overall: 31.8 x 25 x 2.6 cm (12 1/2 x 9 13/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with color lithographs and wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Librairie Artistique, G. Boudet, 1896) Quarto; [3 ff.] 152 pp. [2 ff.]; contemporary half gilt-stamped green morocco, green marbled paper boards (original publisher’s pictorial wrappers bound in).

Historical and religious illustrations.

Paris: Librairie Artistique, G. Boudet, 1896


Acquired in 1933 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