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La plus vieille histoire du monde

The Oldest Story in the World

Françoise Seignobosc (French, 1897–1961), Publisher Jardin des Modes [firm] (French, 20th century), Printer Paul Dumas (French, 20th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall: 21.6 x 25.6 x 2 cm (8 1/2 x 10 1/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book printed on cloth in Batik technique, with added handwork

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Jardin des Modes [1931]) Oblong quarto; [13 folios, accordion-folded]; original publisher’s pictorial covers (cream-colored phase box).

Hand-lettered text and illustrations.

Paris: Jardin des Modes [1931]


Back cover stamped: "Impression Paul Dumas"


Aleph-Bet Books, Pound Ridge, NY, from whom purchased by MFA, January 25, 1995.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund