*Charles Marchal, known as MARCHAL DE CALVI (1815-1873) doctor. ALBUM partly autograph, signed "Charles", 26 January 1851; 24 pages in-4 plus ff. blank, black chagrin binding with cold binding fillets and the initials "M.M." on the top cover, gilt edges.
Album offered to his young wife Marie, on her 22nd birthday. It consists of a page of dedication "A ma bien aimée" (To my beloved); a poem by Marchal, Le Jour de naissance de Marie; a drawing and 5 watercolours by Félix THORIGNY (1824-1870), the first representing the church of Meudon where the Marchals married, and emblems of the arts and of the birth of Marie, and the others of landscapes, two of which are signed; and an autograph musical manuscript signed by Fromental HALÉVY (1799-1862), song and piano, setting to music the verses of the doctor, January 26, 1851 (6 pages in-4).
Location of the item France - 75016 Paris