Les A Propos de Societé ou Chansons de M.L**** Tom. I [II].; Together with: Les A Propos de La Folie ou Chansons Grotesques, Grivoises et Annonces de Parade. Pierre LAUJON.
Les A Propos de Societé ou Chansons de M.L**** Tom. I [II].; Together with: Les A Propos de La Folie ou Chansons Grotesques, Grivoises et Annonces de Parade.

Les A Propos de Societé ou Chansons de M.L**** Tom. I [II].; Together with: Les A Propos de La Folie ou Chansons Grotesques, Grivoises et Annonces de Parade.

[Paris]: [1776]. 3 volumes. Octavo. Contemporary gilt-ruled mottled calf with spines in decorative compartments gilt, triple gilt rules to boards, marbled edges. 1f. (title), [iii]-x, 1f. (engraved plate), 302 pp.; 1f. (title), 1f. (engraved plate), 316 pp.; 1f. (title), [iii]-vi, 1f. (engraved plate), 319, [i] pp. With errata to all three volumes.

With fine engraved pictorial frontispieces, title pages and smaller engravings, after Moreau, throughout, including charming depictions of contemporary French society. Head- and tailpieces throughout. With the small bookplate of Douglas Maxwell Moffatt to front pastedowns of each volume.

Contains the melody and text to 264 chansons.

Slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; spines slightly chipped at head and tail. Spotting to several leaves in Vol. III; some minor foxing. A very good and attractive copy overall.

First Edition. Lesure p. 661. RISM Recueils BII p. 97 (one copy of all three volumes in the U.S. and Great Britain).

An elegantly-printed collection. Item #21870

Price: $850.00  other currencies

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