[Music]. [LAUJON (Pierre)]. Les à propos... - Lot 117 - Kâ-Mondo

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[Music]. [LAUJON (Pierre)]. Les à propos... - Lot 117 - Kâ-Mondo
[Music]. [LAUJON (Pierre)]. Les à propos de société ou Chansons de M. L****. (2 vols.). - [With, by the same author]: Les à propos de la folie ou Chansons grotesques, grivoises et annonces de parade. (1 vol.). [Paris], s.n., 1776. 3 volumes in-8, period brown speckled calf, smooth spine decorated, gilt title and tomaison, marbled edges, spines restored (epid. to boards, corners rubbed, slight soiling in margins at end of t.3). First edition of this collection of songs with notated tunes by Pierre Laujon (1727-1811), chansonnier and poet, member of the Académie française. Illustrated by J.-M. Moreau le jeune with 3 engraved titles (identical in the first 2 vols.), 3 frontispieces, 3 headbands (the one on vol. II depicts a magic lantern session) and 3 culs-de-lampe, engraved by de Launay, Duclos, Martini..., and numerous woodcut culs-de-lampe. According to Cohen, "The illustrations are ravishingly graceful and among Moreau's best". Letterpress label. 18th c. on back cover: Du fonds de librairie de Vernarel, Place du Greffe, à Bourg.
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