L’Enfant-Dieu. Recueil de vieux noëls des pays de Champagne &…

L’Enfant-Dieu. Recueil de vieux noëls des pays de Champagne & de Lorraine. Restitués et mis en musique. by FRAGEROLLE, Georges. Georges AURIOL, illustrator.

~ L’Enfant-Dieu. Recueil de vieux noëls des pays de Champagne & de Lorraine. Restitués et mis en musique. Paris: Enoch & C[ompagn]ie and Ernest Flammarion, [ 1898].

Oblong 4to (240 × 320 mm), pp. 31, [1], music and letterpress, plus 7 large ornaments and numerous other smaller decorations by Auriol all printed in red. Pictorial boards with blue decorative wrapper (the latter faded at edges with slight nicks at edges and one closed tear. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).

First edition. Fragerolle had been Erik Satie’s co-pianist at the Chat Noir, composing most of the music for its revues. This is his delightful collection of old French Christmas carols, with ornaments to the wrapper, endpapers and text by Georges Auriol, also a member of the Chat Noir circle and friend of Satie. The wrapper, printed separately by Eugène Verneau and with trademark Auriol lettering, is particularly scarce.

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