illustrated by Pauquet, Gerard Seguin, Jules David, Lorentz et al. , covers detached with endpapers and blanks, backstrip missing, scattered foxing, text firmly held, worn but serviceable copy. Hardback. Approximately 900 pages illustrated throughout with engravings, printed in double columns all text in French. Folio (over 12-15 inches tall)
Good. No dust jacket. 1901. 361 pages. No dust jacket. Green decorative boards with green leather spine and gilt lettering. French language text. Pages are moderately tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some creased corners and foxing. Binding is firm. Boards are moderately rub worn, with some noticeable shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Crushing to spine ends. Sunning to spine and edges. World of Rare Books Item ref. 1480495338CEB (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. )
Very Good. Book A collection of the Works of Jean Racine. Complete in five volumes. In the original French. With a Frontispiece to volume I. From the Collection of the Best Works in the French LanguagePrinted on fine paper. Jean Racine, baptismal name Jean-Baptiste Racine (22 December 1639 21 April 1699), was a French dramatist, one of the three great playwrights of 17th-century France (along with Moliere and Corneille), and an important literary figure in the Western tradition. Racine was primarily a tragedian, producing such examples of neoclassical perfection as Phedre, Andromaque, and Athalie, although he did write one comedy, Les Plaideurs, and a muted tragedy, Esther, for the young. Condition: In full embossed calf leather bindings with gilt embellishment to the spines. Externally, sound with slight rubbing. There is some evidence of previous damp staining to the boards. There is some fading to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean. There is an ink inscription to the verso of front free end papers in volumes I, II, IV and V, and to the recto of rear end papers in volume I. Overall: VERY GOOD.
Good. 1697. *Volume 2 Only. * The Last edition published during the lifetime of the author. -Bound in original full calf with gilt titles on red morocco label, 5 raised bands and gilt decorations on spine. -516 pp. -Containing the following 6 pieces: Bajazet; Mithridat; Iphigenie; Phedre; Esther; Athalie-also Cantiques spirituels. Each piece is preceded by a half-title, a preface and with an engraved Illustration. The 6 plates are engraved by Francois Chauveau and Sebastien Le Clerc, after Cha.
Fine. 2 volumes. 2 engraved frontispieces by Charles Le Brun, 10 copperplate engravings by Francois Chauveau, and numerous head and tail vignettes in woodcut throughout. 372; 437 pages. Thick 12mos, magnificently bounf by Trautz-Bauzonnet in full crimson morocco with ornately gilt spines and elaborate leather doublures; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. Paris: Pierre Barbin & Pierre Trabouillet, 1687. Second collected edition, and the first to include Phedre, Le Discourse Prononce a l'Academie Francoise, a la Reception de Mrs. De Corneille et De Bergeret le Deuxieme de Janvier, 1685. Pages evenly toned, but still a fine clean copy in a deluxe binding. Volume I contains: La Thebaide ou les Freres ennemis; Alexandre le Grand; Andromaque; Britannicus; Les Plaideurs. Volume II: Berenice; Bajazet; Mithridate; Iphigenie; Phedre; Discourse Prononce a l'Academie Francaise a la Reception de Mrs Corneille et de Bergeret; & Idyll Sur la Paix.
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