[Liège], Féliss Oudart [1842-1843].
Nine issues in one volume. 12mo. 4p. and 4p. and 4p. and 12p. and 4p. and 4p. and 3, p. and 8p. and 4p. Woodcut ornaments, tailpieces and vignettes throughout.
Contemporary polished calf-backed marbled boards, cloth corners, gilt-lettered spine title, mostly uncut.
A complete run of this fugitive periodical with bawdy and satirical songs and verse in Liégeois, the most curious dialect of Walloon. Considerably influenced by German, Liégeois is still spoken in Belgium and northern France. The authors of these pieces — J.-J. Dehin (1809-71), A.-J. Dejardin (1819-95), T. Fuss (1816-78), A. Picard (1819-79) and J.-J. Pinsar (1783-1853) — were all Liège natives and founding members of Liège Society for Wallon Literature (est. 1856). I have found two other copies worldwide (both in northern Europe). In excellent condition.
¶Theux de Montjardin, Bibliographie liégeoise 982.