Requires Photography

"The Quiet Life" Certain Verses by Various Hands

Illustrated by Edwin Austin Abbey (American, 1852–1911), Illustrated by Alfred Parsons (English, 1847–1920), Editor Austin Dobson (English, 1840–1921), Publisher Harper & Brothers (American, founded in 1817)

Place of Publication: New York, New York, USA; Place of Publication: London, England


Overall: 31.1 x 24.5 x 2.6 cm (12 1/4 x 9 5/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with photomechanical relief prints

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1899) 31.1 cm; [4 ff.] 97 pp.; original publisher’s dark green and gilt-stamped green cloth.

New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1899


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