Sainetes de D. Ram?n de la Cruz.: Cruz, Ram?n de la.

Sainetes de D. Ram?n de la Cruz.

Cruz, Ram?n de la.

Published by Biblioteca "Arte y Letras" E. Domenech y Ca., Barcelona, 1882
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Resplendent collection of clever, satiric 18th-century theatrical vignettes, originally intended to be performed as intermedios during longer plays. The pieces, which include "La Comedia de Maravillas," "El Caf? de M?scaras," "La Duda Satisfecha," "Manolo," and many others, appear here illustrated with => 21 plates and numerous in-text engravings by Jos? Llovera and A. Lizcano, most depicting lively social scenes, musicians, dancers, and flirtatious maidens. Although the second volume contains fewer plates than the first, it makes up for the difference with extra in-text images. Signed Binding: Publisher's teal pebbled cloth, front covers with striking chariot and armorial scene in light blue, tan, and gilt. The "Cibeles" statue found in Madrid's Cibeles Plaza and the coat of arms (and gilt monogram) of the city of Madrid appear with de la Cruz's name stamped in gilt below; spines offer gilt-stamped title and black-stamped griffin decoration. Cover of vol. II is signed "J. Orba." All page edges are stamped in a Greek key pattern in blue and gilt. Provenance: Half-titles each with old-fashioned rubber-stamp of Jos? Carmona y Ramos. 8vo (20.5 cm, 8"). 2 vols. I: [4], xliii, [1], 338, [2] pp.; 16 plts. (some incl. in pagination). II: [4], 343, [5] pp.; 5 plts. Palau 65340. Bindings as above, edges and extremities showing minor shelfwear, back cover of vol. I with small spots of faint discoloration, front joint of vol. II rubbed. Collector's stamp as above, each front pastedown with small paper label bearing hand-inked numeral. Pages age-toned; edges slightly embrittled, occasionally with small chips or short tears. Scattered light smudges in vol. I; vol. II with mild to moderate foxing. => A peacocky set. Bookseller Inventory # 29262

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Title: Sainetes de D. Ram?n de la Cruz.

Publisher: Biblioteca "Arte y Letras" E. Domenech y Ca., Barcelona

Publication Date: 1882

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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