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Les plus jolies chansons du pays de France--chansons tendres

Illustrated by Lucien Marie Francois Métivet (French, 1863–about 1930), Editor Catulle Mendès (French, 1841–1909), Author Emmanuel Chabrier (French, 1841–1891), Author Armand Gouzien (French, 19th century), Publisher E. Plon, Nourrit & Cie.

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall: 28.8 x 20.8 x 3.2 cm (11 5/16 x 8 3/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with photomechanical relief prints, some in color

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie. [1888]) Quarto; [3 ff.] 146 pp. [1 f.], plus plates; contemporary half gilt-stamped blue morocco (original publisher’s pictorial wrappers bound in).

Literary illustrations, related to musical compositions.

Paris: E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie. [1888]


William Sturgis Bigelow (1850-1926), by whom bequeathed to MFA, accessioned Nov. 9, 1983.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection