The Blue Bird, A Fairy Play in Six Acts

Illustrated by F. Cayley Robinson (English, 1862–1927), Author Maurice Maeterlinck (Belgian, 1862–1949), Translator Alexander Teixeira de Mattos (1865–1921), Publisher Dodd, Mead & Company (American, founded in 1876)

Place of Publication: New York, New York, USA


Overall: 26.2 x 20.2 x 3.6cm (10 5/16 x 7 15/16 x 1 7/16in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with photomechanical relief prints

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1911) 26.1 cm; xv, 211 pp., plus plates; original publisher’s green-, purple-, and gilt-stamped blue cloth (cream-colored phase box).

New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1911


By 2000, Lloyd and Vivian Hawes, Wellesley, MA; bequest of Vivian Hawes to the MFA, 2000. (Accession date: June 21, 2000)

Credit Line

The Lloyd and Vivian Hawes Collection