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Essays in verse and prose. Paris, P. Didot l'aîné, an Ve de la République (1796). In-8, bradel cartonnage papier marbré brun, spine blank, modern red half-marocco folder with corners, slipcase (contemporary binding), First edition of this collection dedicated to the composer Méhul, containing notably La Marseillaise, presented under this title : Le Chant des combats, commonly known as L'Hymne des Marseillois. La Marseillaise, which became the national anthem by decree of 14 July 1795, appeared for the first time in volume in this 1796 edition, after its insertion in the Almanach des Muses in 1793. The edition is illustrated with a plate engraved by Gaucher after Le Barbier and includes 4 pages of music: Chant de l'hymne à l'espérance. Precious copy bearing a dispatch from the author of La Marseillaise to Revolutionary General Lazare Hoche (1768-1797): JR de Lisle to General Hoche. Rouget de Lisle (1760-1836) joined the army of the Ardennes in 1792 as an engineering captain. He became friends with Hoche, then Adjutant-General. In 1795, he joined the army of the coasts of Brest under the orders of the same Hoche, who had become a general at the time.
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