Precious copy dedicated by Alfred de Vigny "A Mr. [Lissiez?]" (see title page).
First collective edition of plays by Alfred de Vigny including: Le More de Venise, Le Marchand de Venise, La Maréchale d'Ancre, Quitte pour la Peur and Chatterton.
Contemporary binding, red half-sheepskin. Back decorated with golden irons. Solid volume, defects of use: rubbed caps, two pierced corners, faded spine. Numerous foxing (good readability of the text), traces of ink on the last two pages (see photos).
A figure of romanticism, a contemporary of Victor Hugo and Lamartine – he frequented the Cénacle – he wrote alongside a military career that began in 1814 and published his first poems in 1822. With the publication of “Cinq-Mars” in 1826, he contributed to the development of the French historical novel. His versified translations of Shakespeare are part of the romantic drama, as is his play "Chatterton" (1835). His work is characterized by a fundamental pessimism, and a disenchanted vision of society.
Sign; Alfred de Vigny
Full theater. New edition. The More of Venice - The Merchant of Venice - The Marshal of Anchor - Leaves for Fear - Chatterton.
Paris, Carpenter, 1841
in-12 (18 x 11.5 cm); 461pp. 1f.