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LES TRAGEDIES ET COMEDIES. A volume of Six Plays in French Printed for Abraham Wolfgang in Amsterdam in 1662-1665.

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LES TRAGEDIES ET COMEDIES. A volume of Six Plays in French Printed for Abraham Wolfgang in Amsterdam in 1662-1665.

by Corneille, Thomas

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Suivant la Copie imprimee a Paris. [Abraham Wolfgang, Amsterdam: -1665]., 1662 Six plays bound in one volume. Separate pagination. Each with a handsome engraved title page. One engraved t.p. with early color. Wolfgang's woodcut printer's device is on each of the printed title pages, and there is a device on each terminal page. 24 mo. 135 mm. Handsome early French full leather binding tooled in gilt. The spine title shows only the first play - Le Geolier. The plays in this volume are: Le Golier de Soy-mesme, Comedie; Les Illustres Ennemis, Comedie; Berenice, Tragedie; Timocrate, Tragedie; Morte de l'Empereur Commodore, Tragedie [colored t.p.]; and Darius. Tragedie. Early ownership. From the Library of Edwin Wolf II. Thomas Corneille (1625-1709) was a French dramatist and scholar, born in Rouen nineteen years after his famous brother Pierre. After his brother's death, Thomas succeeded his vacant chair in the Academie Francaise. He then turned his attention to philology. In 1704 he lost his sight and was constituted a 'veteran,' a dignity which gave him the privileges of an academician, while exempting him from the duties. He did not allow his blindness to put a stop to his work, however, and in 1708 produced a large Dictionnaire universel geographique et historique in three volumes folio. This was his last major work. His Timocrate boasted of the longest run (80 nights) recorded of any play during the century. SCARCE. SAFE ADD 1. Hardcover. Good.

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THE FAMILY ALBUM, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
R74002
Title
LES TRAGEDIES ET COMEDIES. A volume of Six Plays in French Printed for Abraham Wolfgang in Amsterdam in 1662-1665.
Author
Corneille, Thomas
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
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Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Suivant la Copie imprimee a Paris. [Abraham Wolfgang, Amsterdam: -1665].
Date published
1662
Keywords
FRANCE PARIS DRAMA THEATER HISTORY FRENCH REVOLUTION
Bookseller catalogs
FRENCH / FRANCE; BINDINGS;
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