Théatre de Corneille: Corneille, Pierre Théatre de Corneille: Corneille, Pierre

Théatre de Corneille

Corneille, Pierre

Published by Garnier Freres, Librairies-Éditeurs, Paris, 1876
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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"Nouvelle Édition collationnée sur la Dernière Édition Publiée du Vivant de l'Auteur." 502, [2] p.: frontispiece, 6 leaves of color plates; 18 cm. Original dark green cloth with gilt-stamped spine title and cover title; front cover has gilt-ruled border, with the same blind stamped on spine and back cover. No dust jacket. All page edges gilt. Pale yellow endpapers. Small bookbinder's label on front fixed endpaper reading: D.C. van Bommel, Boekbinder, Amsterdam. Plates were lithographed by Emrik & Binger. Frontispiece and first color plate are portraits of the author. The other 5 leaves of color plates depict the title characters of five of the eight plays published in this volume. This undated edition by Garnier Freres is thought to have been published in 1876. Pierre Corneille (1606-1684) was one of the most important French dramatists of the 17th century. This volume includes the text of his eight most popular plays: Le Cid; Horace; Cinna ou la Clémence d'Auguste; Polyeucte, martyr; Pompée; Le Menteur; Rodogune, princesse des Parthes; and Sertorius. In Very Good Condition: covers very slightly rubbed; scattered foxing of color plates and adjacent pages; otherwise pages and plates are clean and tight. A scarce and attractive edition of work by this important French playwright. Bookseller Inventory # 000144

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Title: Théatre de Corneille

Publisher: Garnier Freres, Librairies-Éditeurs, Paris

Publication Date: 1876

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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