DESCHAMPS, Emile. 15027



Autograph Letter Signed, to Maurice Schlesinger, music publisher, about an advertisement which Schlesinger has promised to put in the first number of La Gazette Musicale, concerning two charming Romances by Mademoiselle Molines, a talented singer, thanking Schlesinger in advance, referring to another article, etc. In French. 1½ pages 8 x 5 inches, address leaf, minor surface creasing, otherwise in good condition. Dated 1835 in another hand. Emile Deschamps (1791-1871), French romantic poet. To further the cause of romanticism he founded with Victor Hugo La Muse Française (1824), a journal to which he contributed verses and stories signed “Le Jeune Moraliste.” Four years afterward he collected and published Etudes française et étrangères (1828), consisting of poems and translations. He published La paix conquise (1812), an ode which won the praise of Napoleon; Contes physiologiques (1854); and Réalités fantastiques (1854). His Œuvres Complètes were published in six volumes (1872–74). He wrote the text for the oratorio Romeo and Juliet composed by Hector Berlioz in 1839. He also collaborated with Giacomo Meyerbeer and Eugene Scribe on the libretti of Les Huguenots (1836) and Le prophète (1849).