ALBUM-LYRIQUE. Biographique Illustré de Cinquante Compositeurs Et Musiciens...Photographies par Trinquart.
Paris: Chez Les Libraires Et Papetiers, n.d. ( ca.1867). First edition. A very lovely photographic souvenir album for mid 19th century music lovers in France with 51 small albumen portraits, three to a page, each surrounded by a lithographed oval "frame." Trinquart , along with photographer, Pierre Petit, opened a successful Parisian photography atelier called " La Photographie des Deux Mondes." They produced admired photographs of leading figures of the period. Inspired by the greatly expanded interest in choral societies and popular concerts, Trinquart assembled this collection of photographs ( some taken from engravings or paintings) of musical notables from Beethoven, Chopin, Gounod, Rossini to Alboni, Cabel, Milsson and Patti. Opposite each page of three portraits is a text page providing brief biographical information. The red/brown lithographed text concludes with a table of Compositeurs and Interprètes. OCLC lists at least two copies in book form at Harvard and George Eastman House. Oblong 8vo (15 x 22.5 cm); 39 + (1)pp. text ornamentation lithographed in red with 51 albumen photo portraits.
Original pebbled cloth ,mildy spotted, with title and musical device gilt stamped on upper cover; a.e.g.; scattered light foxing to text; photos fine; a very good copy.
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