French Songs of Old Canada. Pictured by... With Translations.

London: William Heinemann, 1904. Folio, (66), 14pp. translations. Each song printed in manuscript facsimile and illustrated with two engravings on wood printed in colors by Edmund Evans, and wood engravings in black and white. Original quarter brown buckram and white boards (soiled of course), upper cover lettered in black with an illustration printed in color. A very good copy with an original watercolor for the book (see below) First edition. 1 of 350 copies; this copy is accompanied by the original watercolor double page spread for the song Joli Coeur de Rose. Each of the songs (music and lyrics in French) is accompanied by two engravings in color and one in black and white. At the end is a separately printed 14 pp. folio section containing the English translations for the songs. Walford Graham Robertson [1867-1948], portrait and landscape painter, illustrator and designer, “was part of the talented group of artists and illustrators who flourished in London in the 1890s and he claimed to have been influenced by Walter Crane and the Glasgow School and must have admired W. Nicholson.” (Houfe p.435). This title not listed in Houfe. (Item Id: 8849)

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