London: Walter Scott, nd (c. 1900). 16mo. 183 pp. + publishers ads. Very good in original blue cloth (slightly soiled). With tipped-in autograph letter signed by Beranger to M. Veron, dated 19 May 1834. Item #57120
Pierre-Jean de Beranger (1780-1857), French poet and writer of popular songs, was celebrated for his liberal and humanitarian views during a period when French society as a whole was undergoing rapid and sometimes violent change. "The songs of Beranger are elaborate, written in a clear and sparkling style, full of wit and incision." (Encylopedia Brittanica, 11th ed.).