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[Pamphlet; Inscribed by Author] Discours d'Ouverture et Raport sul La Pouesio Occitano

Author: 
[Jean-Marie Vinas] Douctou Vinas
Publication details: 
Société Archéologique, Scientifique & Littéraire de Baziers (Herault) Beziers: Imprimerie Générale, Barthe, Soueix. Bourdou et Rul..., 1911.
£80.00

28pp., 8vo, green printed paper wraps, sunned, chipped, contents good condition. "Séance Publique pour la Distribution des Prix des Concours de l'année 1911 | Présidence de M. le Docteur Vinas." INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR apparently in Basque. WorldCat lists only one copy (a Beziers collection).

Anonymous French nineteenth-century handbill poem, containing precepts on the game of chess, entitled 'Le Jeu d'Échecs.'

Author: 
'Le Jeu d'Échecs' [anonymous French nineteenth-century handbill poem on the game of chess]
Handbill poem, containing precepts on the game of chess
Publication details: 
Date of publication and name of printer not stated [1840s Paris?].
£650.00
Handbill poem, containing precepts on the game of chess

4 pp, 16mo. Paginated [1] to 4. On a bifolium of wove paper. Fair, on lightly-aged and creased paper, with thin strip of previous mount adhering to inner margin of first page.

Apparently-unpublished manuscript poem, in French, entitled 'Aux Amis de Pierre Dupont'.

Author: 
J. Dupuis [Pierre Dupont (1821-1870), French poet and song writer]
Publication details: 
Dated 'Lyon 7 Avril 1877 | [signed] J. Dupuis'.
£180.00

On one side of a piece of laid paper roughly 27 x 21 cm. Text clear and entire on aged and lightly creased paper. Chipped, with slight loss and closed tears, to extremities. Thirty-lines in Alexandrine couplets, beginning 'L'Ame du chansonnier (si l'ame est immortelle) | Doit tressaillir pieuse à votre amour fidèle.' and ending 'Gravons sur sa mémoire un souvenir profond: | Son nom n'est pas de ceux que les siècles refont.' The date and signature are in the right-hand margin, towards the bottom right-hand corner.

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