LES MUSES DU FOYER DE L'OPÉRA.
Text in French. Collection of 113 French poems by such authors as Chev. de Boufflers, Voltaire, Martial, Beaumarchais, Chev. de Parny, Dorat, and others. According to Gay, the collection is "Recueil piquant et peu commun, donnant beaucoup de pièces que l'on ne rencontre pas ailleurs" (Gay III, 303-304). Weller states that the imprint is false and that the text was actually published in Belgium (Weller, Die falschen und fingirten Druckorte, II, p. 220). The book also contains "Fragmens d'une Lettre a Mon Cousin," "Ode a Monseigneur le Maréchal de Richelieu," "Épitre a Madame Vestris," and "Idylle" separately paginated and bound-in. Finally, "A Monsieur le Comte Ignace Potocki" is bound-in with a Lithuanian translation on the opposing pages and followed by "Paraphrase & Traduction libre de l'Epître Polonoise de Mr. G. P. à Mr. le Comte Ignace Potocki" by Mr. D. Q. Table of Contents with page numbers 193-196 bound behind the title page and editor's remarks. First signature loose, stamp of previous owner on title page, boards soiled and scuffed, edges worn, leather flaking at joints.