Bon+ Book. In-8o. C. 1900. Exemplaire de bibliothèque de la Collège Marguerite Bourgeoys / Congrégation de Notre-Dame à Montréal. Relier par relieur de la collège avec lettrage doré au dos et plats et pages de gardes marbrées.
Good. No Jacket. 12mo. Volume II only: x, 538 pp; engraved title page and 7 other engravings, one at the inception of each play; contemporary full calf with gilt-decorated or labeled spine in six compartments; marbled endpapers and rubricated page edges; spine dried, cracked and rubbed; rubbing to edges; internally clean and sound. This volume also contains the Cantiques Spitituels, Remarques et Lettres.
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)
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.
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.
OEuvres de Racine.
by Jean Racine, John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress)
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