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ROUSSEAU. Les Consolations des Miseres de ma vie, ou Recueil d`airs, romances et duos.

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ROUSSEAU. Les Consolations des Miseres de ma vie, ou Recueil d`airs, romances et duos.
 
ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques. Les Consolations des Miseres de ma vie, ou Recueil d`airs, romances et duos.
Paris, Chez De Roullede de la Chevardiere, 1781

Folio, 340x254 mm. Contemporary half vellum and cardboard binding, speckled edges. Copper engraved illustrated title page, blank verso. Pages 11, 1 blank, 2, 199 engraved on copper, 2 unnumbered (Index). A printed slip with the address of the bookseller of musical editions “Lippi, Luthier,… Marseille” is glued at the bottom of the Titlepage. The slip covers the typographical notes with the date and name of the publisher. Good copy.

Condition Report

Rare first edition, work entirely engraved in copper. As indicated by the editors, the work collects all the "petits morceaux de musique, échappés à M. Rousseau". Jamain: “À la fin de sa vie, Rousseau imaginait les Réveries … Il recommancait aussi à copier de la musique et il en écrivait à partir de textes que ses amis lui confiaient, ou qu’il trovair dans ses lectures … Ces pièces fureint recueilliese à sa mort par Corancez et Girardin, qui les publièrent sous le titre de Consolatons des misères de ma vie, en 1781.” The beautiful Titlepage, drawn and engraved by Charles Benazech, depicts his wife and children next to the bust of Rousseau. The musical scores are engraved by Richomme and the “Paroles” after page 33 are engraved by André. Among the subscribers are: the reine Marie-Antoinette, the comtesse d'Artois, the princesse de Lamballe and the duchesse de Chartres, puis princesse d'Aremberg, duc de Bouillon, duchesse de Choiseul, princesse de Craon, princesse d'Egmont , Franklin ministre des USA, duchesse de Grammont, Gluck, baron Grimm, Grimod de la Reyniere, prince de Guéméné, duc de Guiche, princesse de Hesse, prince de Liège, de Malesherbes, Madame Necker, duc de Nivernais, duchesse de Polignac, comtesse Potocka, Tronchin, duc d’Aiguillon, princesse de Bade, Rey libraire, duc de Glocester, Lord Cavendish, duc de Dorset, etc.

Bibliography

Claude Jamain, La douceur de vivre: D'une esthétique de la grâce au XVIIIe siècle, 2016, p. 47. 
wed 19 May 2021
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