Title: Chansons, 1823
Author: Pierre-Jean de Beranger
Publisher: A Bruxelles, Walhen
An early 19th century edition of Songs by Pierre-Jean de Beranger, one of the greatest songwriters in France's history, and a masterful poet. In the wake of the Napoleonic Wars, and after the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy, Beranger turned his pen against the establishment, opposing the antinationalist tendencies of the government, revolting against the absurdities of the day and celebrating the former glories of the republic. Though he was imprisoned for it, Beranger’s works earned him the love and adoration of the people, which eventually lead to his highlight as the national poet of France. Even while in retirement, Beranger continued to publish and hone his music, while at the same time enjoying the company of his literary and political friends Chateaubriand, Adolphe Thiers, Jacques Laffitte, Jules Michelet, Lamennais, Mignet, and more.
One volume in 24mo, 382 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in good shape, with light wear and rubbing to the page edges and boards, with some stress to the joints. There is foxing and staining throughout, with the margins on several pages crudely cut away, though not removing any text.