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[POLYTECHNIQUE]. Chansons des Ombres. 

s.l., s.n., 1898.

Small folio (150x285 mm), 76 leaves.  binding : In leaves, cover printed. Fresh copy. Cover strongly worn (loss of the second cover).

Songbook for the Ombres a Polytechnique evening in 1898

"Les Ombres" is a traditional performance by the École Polytechnique, the first edition of which was given in 1818. It involved the projection of satirical chineese shadows onto scenes from the life of the school and its teachers. Each projection was accompanied by a song, most often irreverent, written and sung by the students.
Uncommon document, witness to the traditions and jargon of this prestigious school.

Price : 450 €

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