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L'Affaire Crainquebille

Illustrated by Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (French (born in Switzerland), 1859–1923), Engraved by Ernest Deloche (French, born in 1861), Engraved by Ernest Florian (French, 1863–1914), Engraved by Frédéric Florian (Swiss (active in France), born in 1858), Engraved by Emile Froment (French, active late 19th–early 20th century), Engraved by Eugène Froment (French, 19th century), Engraved by Pierre Gusman (French, born in 1862), Engraved by Auguste Mathieu (French, born in 1866), Engraved by Jules Léon Perrichon (French, 1866–1946), Author Anatole France (French, 1844–1924), Publisher Edouard Pelletan (French, 1854–1912), Printer A. Lahure (French, late 19th–early 20th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Ray, French Illustrated Book, 339


Overall: 26.3 x 19.2 x 2.6 cm (10 3/8 x 7 9/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 63 wood engravings, several with tone block

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Edouard Pelletan, 1901) Quarto; 101 pp. [4 ff.]; contemporary half gilt-stamped red morocco, marbled paper boards (Vauthrin; original publisher’s printed wrappers bound in, original 2 ff. prospectus laid in).

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Edouard Pelletan, 1901


Acquired in 1902 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