An Exquisite French Hand-Embroidered Binding EMBROIDERED BINDING. Chansons de P.J. de Beranger. 1815-1834 Contenant les Dix Chansons Publiees en 1847. Edition Elzevirienne Paris: Garnier Freres, Libraires, 1850. Full Description:
Chansons de P.J. de Beranger. 1815-1834 Contenant les Dix Chansons Publiees en 1847. Edition Elzevirienne.
Paris: Garnier Freres, Libraires, 1850.
Paris: Garnier Freres, Libraires, [n.d.c.a. 1850].
Sixteenmo (4 3/8 x 2 3/4 inches; 110 x 70 mm.). , xix, [1, blank], -624 pp. With books original orange printed wrapper bound in. Text in French.
In an exquisite nineteenth-century French hand-embroidered binding of white satin over boards. Covers and spine elaborately embroidered with flowers and leaves, all outlined in gilt and red thread, and filled in in pastel shades of pink, blue, green, yellow and orange. Boards embellished with small metal decorative rivets. All edges gilt and gauffered. Cream watered silk endpapers. Text with some minor foxing to preliminaries. Overall a near fine copy and a wonderful example. Housed in a marbled paper clamshell.
"Pierre-Jean de Béranger (19 August 1780 – 16 July 1857) was a prolific French poet and chansonnier (songwriter), who enjoyed great popularity and influence in France during his lifetime, but faded into obscurity in the decades following his death. He has been described as 'the most popular French songwriter of all time' and 'the first superstar of French popular music'" (Wikipedia)