[―] Voici d’instructions simples & catholiques, toutes en vers patois, & toutes pathétiques ... Arles, Jacques Mesnier, 1770.
2 works in one vol., 8vo, pp. , iv-viii, 271, [1 blank]; 56; initials, head- and tail-pieces; some words in juvenile hand to title, occasional light marks and stains, a little browned; overall very good in contemporary mottled sheep, spine in compartments with gilt lettering to one; some rubbing to extremities, wanting front free endpaper.
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Cantiques noels, et autres ouvrages en vers, partie en François et partie en langue vulgaire de la ville de Beaucaire. Composés par un de ses habitants. Homme autrefois cordier, il n’a fille ni fils, voici son propre nom Jean-Baptiste Nalis.
Scarce second edition (first 1766, also rare) of this collection of devotional and Christmas canticles, letters and poems addressed to the author’s friends, riddles, and verses on Christian instruction, in French and in the Occitan dialect of the town of Beaucaire.
The verses include reprimands addressed to heavy sleepers, dancers, the idle, the debauched, and prattlers. The various Christmas songs include a dialogue between ‘l’ange’ and ‘leis pastres’. Each piece has an indication of the tune to which it should be sung.
OCLC shows only two copies in North America, at the Thomas Fisher Library and NYPL (first part only); Library Hub does not record any copies in the UK.
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