(French Songs. Manuscript.) RECEUIL DE CHANSONS

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Description: manuscript in ink on paper, 117 pages including continuation onto rear paste-down, 12mo, 1½ pp. music, a little browning, and a little staining, mainly ink splashes, contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments, top 2 compartments of spine defective, and the third flapping, corners worn, boards held on by a few threads

Publication Details: [France:] 1780

Notes: An interesting, and somewhat informal, collections of songs, mainly amatory, in a single, fairly neat and legible, hand. In many instance the appropriate air is identified, in one case written out in musical notation. Some of the subjects are unusual. One, a Romance, descants upon the joys of the Mohammedan Paradise. Another, 'Complainte d'un mouche qui mourut pour avoir piqué le sein d'une jolie Dame' is attributed to Cardinal de Bernis. There is also 'Le Philosophe déabusé', while another Chanson nouvelle derides the astronomers 'Buffon, Lacaille et D'Alembert', since true beauties are fo...more

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Price: £750

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1780

Stock Number: 63863

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