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The Praise of Paris

Illustrated by Auguste Lepère (French, 1849–1918), Illustrated by Henry-Louis Dupray (French, 1841–1909), Illustrated by Alexis Lemaistre (French, 1831–1897), Illustrated by Paul Merwart (Polish, 1855–1902), Illustrated by Jean-François Raffaëlli (French, 1850–1924), Illustrated by Paul Renouard (French, 1845–1924), Engraved by T. H. Heard (American, 19th century), Engraved by Fortuné Louis Méaulle (French, born in 1844), Engraved by Henry Wolf (American, born in Germany, 1852–1916), Author Theodore Child (American, 1846–1892), Publisher Harper & Brothers (American, founded in 1817)

Place of Publication: New York, New York, USA


Overall: 24.8 x 16.1 x 2.7 cm (9 3/4 x 6 5/16 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with wood engravings and photomechanical relief prints

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(New York: Harper & Brothers, 1893) 24.8 cm; viii, 299 pp. [2 ff.]; original publisher’s silver-stamped blue cloth.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1893


Inscribed in pen and black ink on front flyleaf "Clara B. Allen / November 14th 1892 / (M. D.)"; acquired in 1926 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