FRENCH SONG-BOOK, by Katherine Anne Porter - 1933 [Signed Ltd Ed]


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French Song-Book: A Selection of Immortal French Songs - the French text, with the traditional music, and a new singing version in English.

by Katherine Anne Porter

Rhymed verse "transcriptions" / translations of classic French songs, with each tune being introduced with a story of its origin or authorship. Music was transcripted by Paul Koch. 76 pages + contents. 7.75 x 11.25 inches.

SIGNED and hand-numbered as #53 of 595 printed on cream-coloured Van Gelder pure-rag paper

Published by: Harrison of Paris, Paris. 1933

Hardback is overall in NEAR FINE condition, with a VERY GOOD- DJ.

  • Binding is secure and firm.
  • 1/4 bound with red buckram at spine and blue paper covers, with bright gilt on head of text block and brilliant gilt on spine.
  • Board corners are unique, being wrapped in white.
  • Covers exhibit minimal wear or aging, with 2 light bumps along head edge, and only a few tiny light spots on boards.
  • Interior is lightly age-toned.
  • Inside pages are free of marginalia and intentional marks.
  • A handful of pages remain uncut along fore edge.
  • Crown edge of text black has blue ink; other edges are deckled, as is typical with fine paper of this vintage.
  • DJ is age-toned with some soiling and moderate edgewear.
  • Dust jacket spine is tanned, with chips at both ends and one in middle, as well as 2 closed tears..
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • CR20160106

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Binding: Hardcover w/Jacket
Subject: Performing Arts
Topic: Music
Year Printed: 19330000
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Country/Region of Manufacture: France
Author: Katherine Anne Porter
Region: Europe
Original/Facsimile: Original
Language: French / English
Place of Publication: Paris
Publisher: Harrison of Paris
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