THE BOOK OF FRENCH SONGS, HANDSOMELY BOUND
OXENFORD, John. The Book of French Songs. To Which Is Added Miss Costello’s Early French Poetry. London: Frederick Warne, circa 1872. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter brown calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, black morocco spine label, marbled boards, endpapers, and edges. $350.
Lovely edition of this collection of French songs and poetry, translated into English, wonderfully illustrated with dozens of engravings, handsomely bound in contemporary three-quarter calf-gilt.
This collection of French songs translated into English includes a wide variety of ballads, patriotic songs, bacchanalian songs, epicurean songs, humorous songs, and more. Also included is a selection of medieval French poetry including works by both troubadours and trouvères, as well as a number of slightly later poems and songs, all translated into English as well.
A few minor spots of foxing to text, only slight rubbing to binding. A lovely copy in near-fine condition.