Finely bound example of Gustave Nadaud's Chansons De Salon Populaires et Legeres Operettes
Chansons De Salon Populaires et Legeres Operettes.
Item Number: 92541
Paris: Henri Plon, 1867.
Finely bound example of the popular songs and operettas of French chansonnier Gustave Nadaud. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers. In very good condition with light rubbing to the extremities.
French songwriter and chansonnier Gustave Nasaud took up songwriting as a hobby at the age of 28 and went on to become one of the more popular lyricists of his time. Many of Nasaud's songs were political; his Pandore and Soldat du Marsala were both forbidden under the Second French Empire. Others were like simple folk songs, such as Carcassonne, which is the lament of a peasant who was never able to visit Carcassonne, a city on the Aude River near the Pyrenees, famous for its medieval fortress.