olin Coleman Music

Id 24154
Category manuscript music
Author / Composer RECUEIL
Title Recueil de Duo.
Place [France]
Publication Date [ca 1780]
ISBN / Plate No.
Size Oblong 12mo. 165ff.
Description Manuscript vocal lines to a collection of French songs (pp.1-144) and Italian songs (pp.181-275); pp.113-131, 146-180 and 276-287 unused, with an unpaginated index on the final leaves. Each page with an engraved decorative border incorporating flowers and sea-shells, each exquisitely hand-coloured. Contemporary French red morocco, gilt, side with dentelle, at centre a chain of flowers forming the letter "M" surrounded by a wreath, backstrip lettered "RECUEIL / DE DUO / 2ME. / DESSUS / M", gilt inner dentelles, blue silk doublures, gilt edges, a superb production. The letter "M" in a festoon is characteristic of Derome, see for example his binding to David Garrick’s copy of Lucretius, where the covers contain a floral monogram of Gs surmounted by a wreath. The rich dentelle border is well-suited to the romanticism of the songs themselves whose refrains include 'Aimex moi comme je voues aime', 'Je veux toujours boire, chanter et rire', 'Ah! quelle recompense mon coeur nage dans le plaisir', 'L'amour est jaloux l'amour est jaloux de ses droites', 'Une égale tendresse va combler nos desirs, va combler nos dessirs', 'Dieu d’amour tes douces chaines valente mieux que la liberté'. Leather bookplate of Mortimer L. Schiff to verso of front end-paper (see Sotheby’s New York, 7 July 1938, lot 1145).
Price £3500.00

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