Les Œuvres de Françoys Villon de Paris. Reveues et Remises en leur Entier.

[Paris: Pierre Bouchet, Decembre 31, 1932].

Price: $1,000.00

About the item

Number 46 of 65 of a total edition of 110 copies. Cet ouvrage illustré de gravures orginales en couleurs de Charles Martin a été établi d'après l'édition Auguste Lognon revue par Lucien Foulet. Les gravures ont été tirées chez Roger Lacourière, maitre-imprimeur en taille-douce, à Paris. 1 vols. 4to. Bound in full crushed blue levant, a.e.g. by Max Sonséque, with matching quarter morocco chemise and leather-tipped slipcase.

Item #57980

This beautiful limited edition of the works of François Villon includes full-color illustrations and fine typography.

François Villon was one of the most celebrated poets of late fifteenth-century France, born in Paris in 1431, the same year Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. He studied at the University of Paris and commenced his writing career with Le Grand Testament, in 1461, which is considered his greatest work. His poetry displays aspects of both French courtly culture and the less desirable aspects of the Parisian underworld.

One of Villon’s poems included here, "la ballade des dames du temps jadis," source of the famous line “but where are the snows of yesteryear?” has been put to song by Georges Brassens.