THE OXFORD BOOK OF FRENCH VERSE: XIIIth Century - XXth Century. St. John Lucas, compiler.
THE OXFORD BOOK OF FRENCH VERSE: XIIIth Century - XXth Century
THE OXFORD BOOK OF FRENCH VERSE: XIIIth Century - XXth Century
THE OXFORD BOOK OF FRENCH VERSE: XIIIth Century - XXth Century
THE OXFORD BOOK OF FRENCH VERSE: XIIIth Century - XXth Century

THE OXFORD BOOK OF FRENCH VERSE: XIIIth Century - XXth Century

Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1926. First edition. 12mo. xxxv, 553 pp. With a tipped-in autograph letter, signed by the French poet Pierre-Jean de Beranger, 28 October 1829, to a M. Becker, apparently an aspiring song writer who had sent Beranger some of his songs (some evidence of repair along folds). 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" (Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th edition). In this anthology are three Beranger poems. Joints a little rubbed, but very good. Somewhat later burgundy morocco, gilt spine title, gilt turn-in dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, by Rivière. (#6179). Item #57128

Price: $350.00

See all items in Literature
See all items by ,