Recueil De Poésies…Le tous sur de beaux airs connus. Jean-Louis BILLOT.
Recueil De Poésies…Le tous sur de beaux airs connus.
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Recueil De Poésies…Le tous sur de beaux airs connus.

Arbois, [A. Javel] for the Author 1802.

12mo. [ii], 80, [2]p.

Contemporary calf-backed pink boards (worn, defective), flat spine and label gilt, gilt arms of the Counts of Roussillon at the base (O-H-R 1494), edges sprinkled red.

Only Edition of the author’s only book, which includes christmas carols in the local dialect and a guide to their pronunciation. Helpfully, Billot explains local traditions and word-play opaque to contemporary readers. His other songs lament the Revolution and celebrate Napoleon’s return from Egypt. Printing began in Arbois in 1797. In good condition, later flyleaf inscription of Bruno Donnier.
¶Collins, Catalogue of the Library of…L.-L. Bonaparte 3619; Bousson de Mairet, Annales historiques…de la ville d’Arbois 65-6; Deschamps, Dictionnaire de géographie 1410.

Item #10846

Price: $1,350.00