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Pierre Corneille - Voltaire - Théâtre de P. Corneille, avec des commentaires et autres morceaux intéressans - 1776

Pierre Corneille - Voltaire - Théâtre de P. Corneille, avec des commentaires et autres morceaux intéressans - 1776

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Pierre Corneille - Voltaire - Théâtre de P. Corneille, avec des commentaires et autres morceaux intéressans - 1776
Illustrated, Theatre - Quantity: 10 - Book

"New edition, increased" created according to the famous edition provided and commented on by Voltaire, illustrated by Gravelot (1864).

It contains the same engravings, here unsigned: a frontispiece portrait engraved by Thiebaut (depicting the Genius crowning the bust of Corneille from the 1764 edition, signed Pierre, engraved by Watelet) and 33 unsigned out of text compositions, very nicely engraved after Gravelot.
(3+3+3+3+4+4+3+4+3+3).

Meticulously printed on laid paper, framed text.

Period tan marbled full sheepskin bindings, ribbed spines adorned with 2 mosaicked labels and compartments adorned with an elegant partitioned gilded small tooled motif.

A lovely copy, sound and very decorative bindings, imperfections from use: lacks on the caps, pierced corners, some cracked joints (the covers are secure). Fresh and clean inside, some inconsequential foxing.

Pierre Corneille / Voltaire
Théâtre de P. Corneille, avec des commentaires [par Voltaire] et autres morceaux intéressans.
N.p., 1776 - 12.5 x 20 cm
viii-520 + 380 + 380 + 504 + 472 + 488 + 376 + 395 + 436 + 420

“Voltaire had it printed by the Cramer brothers in Geneva, accompanying it with commentaries, in order to provide a descendant of Corneille, whom he had taken in, with money. All of Europe took part" (Cohen 255, about the 1764 edition).

Contents: Médée - Le Cid - Cinna - Jules César - Horace - Polyeucte, martyr - Le menteur - La suite du menteur - Pompée - Thédore vierge et martyre - Rodogune - Andromède - L'Héraclius espagnol ou la comédie fameuse - Héraclius empereur d'Orient - D. Sanche d'Aragon - Nicomède - Pertharite - Oedipe - La Toison d'or - Sertorius - Sophonisbe - Othon - Agésilas - Attila - Bérenice de Racine - Bérenice de Corneille - Pulcherie - Suréna général des Parthes - Ariane - Le Comte d'Essex (Thomas Corneille) - Mélite - Clitandre - La veuve ou le traitre trahi - La Galerie du Palais - La suivante - La Place Royale - L'Illusion. With commentaries and other interesting pieces.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
10
Subject
Illustrated, Theatre
Author/ Illustrator
Pierre Corneille - Voltaire
Book Title
Théâtre de P. Corneille, avec des commentaires et autres morceaux intéressans
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1776
Edition
Illustrated Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Leather
Number of pages
520
Dimensions
20×12.5 cm
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