Title: CORNEILLE, Pierre. Le Cid, tragedie en cinq ...
Publisher: [Various Publishers] 1764-1774, Paris
Publication Date: 1764
Book Condition: Very Good
CORNEILLE, Pierre (1606-1684). Le Cid, tragedie en cinq actes. Paris: Par la Compagnie des Libraires Associes, 1776. 60pp. Le Cid is a play (tragi-comedy) in Alexandrian verse whose first performance took place on 5 January 1637. Corneille has been called "the founder of French tragedy." [Bound with:] FENOUILLOT DE FALBAIRE, Charles Georges (1727-1800). L'Honnete Criminel, La Piete Filiale Drame. Paris: Chez Merlin, 1775. 64pp. French playwright, this his famous work "The Honest Criminal" regarded as a protest against intolerance. [With:] VOLTAIRE (1694-1778). La Mort de Cesar, tragedie. Paris: Chez Duchesne, 1764. 48pp. The Death of Caesar, a tragedy in three acts, was written by Voltaire in 1731, published in 1736 and was represented 29 August 1743 by the French Theatre. [With:] VOLTAIRE. Zayre, Tragedie. Paris: Chez Claude Herissant, 1775. 54pp. Important Voltaire play, the antagonist is conflicted between religions. [With:] BEAUMARCHAIS, Pierre (1732-1799). Eugenie drame en cinq actes en prose. Paris: Chez Merlin, 1771. 67pp. [With:] SAURIN. Beverlei, Tragedie Bourgeoise. Paris: Chez Duchesne, 1774. 60pp. [With:] BEAUMARCHAIS, Pierre. Les deux amis, ou le negociant de Lyon. Paris: Chez Duchesne, 1774. 62pp. Woodcut printer's devices to titles. 8vo (200 x 120mm) Contemporary mottled calf, edges stained red, (inscribed to titles and some colophon leaves, some leaves slightly offset, corners bumped). French tragic-comedy was highly popular at the end of the 18th century, this sammelband collects some of the finest. Bookseller Inventory # 6572
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