Good. Paris: Victor Lecou, 1854. In French. Published 1854. Attractive volume containing Moliere's works in two-column format, illustrated throughout with amusing engravings. Green cloth with black leather spine, gilt spine lettering, raised spine bands, gilt decorated compartments, all edges gilt. Some shelfwear and surface soil, joints rubbed but good, tiny chips to foot of spine, sound text block, age-toned endpapers, clean pages with only very light foxing to a few pages, no names or other markings. Hard Cover. Good. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall.
Good. New edition. Volume five only. Good in leather covered boards, rebacked with brown cloth, leather spine label, corners are rounded and worn through, leather is scuffed, front hinge is split, and the front endpaper is detached. 327 pages. Text is in French. This volume includes Amphitryon, L'Avare, George Dandin, Feste De Versailles, en 1668.
VERY GOOD INDEED. Book The works of Moliere, in a Baker & Son signed binding, consisting of three parts in two volumes. Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Moliere, was a French playwright and actor considered to be one of the foremost writers of comedy in Western literature. He was patronised by many of the French elite, including Philippe I, the brother of Louis XIV. He later became the official author of entertainments for the French Court. Some of the plays included are as follows: L'Etourdi, Le Depit Amoureux, L'Ecole des Maris, L'cole des Femmes, Le Mariage Forge, Le Misanthrope, L'Avare, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Psyche, Les Femmes Savantes and Le Malade Imaginaire. Though criticised by much of the French establishment, Moliere was hugely popular in 17th century France. He was also influential in England, retaining his popularity there well into the 18th century. His plays have been admired for the unconventional individualism that his characters exhibit, and they are still much studied today. This copy previously belonged to one Isabel Mary Rawson, and contains her bookplate to the front pastedowns. Condition: In a half calfBaker & Sonbinding with gilt detailing to the spine. Externally smart with some rubbing to the extremities of the boards and to the spine. With a personal bookplate to the front pastedowns. With a binder's stamp to the reverse of the front free endpaper. With light foxing to the first and last few pages as usual, but otherwise generally clean and bright throughout. Firmly bound. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.
, spines worn, one detached spine and some missing title labels, 2 volumes have cracked joints and loose boards, edges and corners have light scuffing, some foxing throughout, good condition. Hardback. 6 matching volumes consisting of: Volume I: L'Etourdi ou Les Contre-Temps, Les Precieuses Ridicules, Sganarelle, and Le Misanthrope, 311 pages. Volume II: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, L'Ecole des Maris and M. De Pourceaugnac, 324 pages. Volume III: Le Tartuffe, Amphitryon and George Dandin, 317 pages. Volume IV: Le Depit Amoureux, L'Ecole des Femmes and Le Festin de Pierre, 318 pages. Volume V: L'Avare, Les Fourberies de Scapin and Le Medecin Malgre Lui, 323 pages. Volume VI: Les Femmes Savantes, La Comtesse D'Escarbagnas, Le Malade Imaginaire, 315,  pages. Each volume has a black and white engraved frontispiece and volume I has an additional engraved plate., small octavo, 11.5 cm x 7 cm.
As Is. Text in French; 7 volume set, each pocket-sized; all edges gilt, marbled endpapers; covers rubbed, cracking at hinges, somewhat rubbed but still beautiful tooled gilt title and gilt embellishment on spines, corners and spine ends lightly bumped; internal hinges partially exposed in volumes 1 and 4; foxing on pages towards the front and back, otherwise only slightly age-toned; bindings tight; covers, edges, and interiors intact except where noted. Because of the size of the set as a whole, additional charges for International and Expedited orders will apply.
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