Les Misérables

Illustrated by Gustave Brion (French, 1824–1878), Engraved by Edmond Charles Yon (French, 1836–1897), Engraved by Jules Léon Perrichon (French, 1866–1946), Author Victor Hugo (French, 1802–1885), Publisher George Hetzel (American (born in Alsace), 1826–1899), Publisher A. Lacroix (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brivois, pp. 198-99 (1865 ed.); Ray, French Illustrated Book, 257


Overall: 28.7 x 20.7 x 4 cm (11 5/16 x 8 1/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 200 wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: J. Hetzel et A. Lacroix, 1870) Quarto; [2 ff.] 799 pp.; contemporary half gilt-stamped red morocco.

Literary illustrations

Paris: J. Hetzel et A. Lacroix, 1870


Unidentified armorial crest (bookplate); Charles F. Cutting (signature on half title, further inscribed "Paris July '77"); Mrs. Martha H. Dyer (signature and further inscription: "Dorchester Mass. Oct. 5th 1896 Finished Sept. 13th 1897"), by whom given to MFA December 8, 1938.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Martha H. Dyer