Original edition of Baudelaire's preface, and 1st volume published in this collection which was continued by 3 other volumes, until 1854. Baudelaire's enthusiastic preface was one of those early publications. It was printed by Louis Martinet and was the 20th delivery of Chansons de pierre Dupont.
An octavo volume, multiple pagination of text and music, gaps on the title page.
Half bound in period red shagreen. Ornate spine.
1 portrait of Pierre Dupont in frontispiece engraved by Ch. Colin after Jean Gigoux and 56 off-text engravings on steel by Colin, Willmann, Carey, Rebel, Monnin and Léger after Tony Johannot, Andrieux, C. Nanteuil, Nadar, Maurice Sand, etc.
Sound binding. Fresh interior, moisture stains in the extreme margins of certain sheets and planks, without harming the text or engraving. In good condition.
- Number of Books
- Illustrated, Music
- Author/ Illustrator
- Pierre Dupont / Charles Baudelaire
- Book Title
- Chants et chansons de Pierre Dupont
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- [Paris, chez l'éditeur]
- Binding/ Material
- Half leather
- 56 Engravings
- 19.5×13 cm