SOUPERS DE MOMUS. ~ Statuts et réglemens de la Société Lyrique des Soupers de Momus. Paris: de Brasseur aîné, 1814.
32mo (140 × 90 mm), pp. , 14, interleaved with 18 blanks in 4to (220 × 170 mm), annotated with revisions in early manuscript, plus two further leaves completed in manuscript. 5 small wax and paper seals affixed to the foot of the printed text. Stitched.
First edition, very rare (the Bn copy the only library copy located) of the statutes of a Parisian dining club and satirical literary society. Formed in 1813, the Société Lyrique des Soupers de Momus reflected the Parisian vogue for convivial drinking, singing and reading clubs, revived after the Revolution by the likes of Béranger. Members were required to bring an original song or poem to perform and to submit its text to the committee. The statutes are amusingly serious, providing a formal committee structure and schedule, but also promising an annual publication of the collected songs of the society, which duly appeared. This interleaved copy contains various early revisions to the statutes in manuscript, in one case signed by the committee. Soupers de Momus members included several prolific authors, notably chansonnier Casimir Ménestrier (d. 1818) and playwright, engraver and chansonnier, Étienne Jourdan (d. c. 1847), both of whom have signed the revision sheet.