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Le Vagabond

Illustrated by Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (French (born in Switzerland), 1859–1923), Author Guy de Maupassant (French, 1850–1893), Publisher Société des Amis des Livres, Printer Philippe Renouard (French, active early 20th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Ray, French Illustrated Book, 340


Legacy dimension: 11 in.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 50 color lithographs and color lithograph cover

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Société des Amis des Livres, 1902) Quarto; [2 ff.] 50 pp. [3 ff.]; contemporary half gilt-stamped dark brown morocco, marbled paper boards (original publisher’s pictorial wrappers bound in).

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Société des Amis des Livres, 1902


Alfred Werlé (original subscriber; probably his booklabel also, with initials "A. W." and number 13047); acquired in 1916 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