1747 Rare Italian French vellum Book set - Tragedie di Pier Cornelio - Tragédies de Pierre Corneille.
Author : Pier Cornelio. (Pierre Corneille).
Title : Tragedie di Pier Cornelio tradotte in versi italiani (da Giuseppe Baretti) con l'originale a fronte. Divise in quattro tomi (Complete 4 volumes).
Language : Text in Italian and French.
Publisher : In Venezia, Appresso Giuseppe Bertella, 1747. -1748.
Size : 11 " X 8 " .
Pages : Vol1-  288, Vol2-  302, Vol3- 319 , Vol4-  344 pages.
Binding : Attractive, beautiful and very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, rare light foxing and staining, exlibris of John Smith Esq on one endpaper of volume 2).
Illustrations: Complete with the frontis illustration, the portrait of the Duc de Savoie and the nice title vignettes in each volume.
Estimate: (USD 700 - USD 900)
The books : Attractive First and very rare complete Italian translation, with the French text on the same page, of the tragedies of the illustrious Corneille, due to the care of Baretti and dedicated to the Duke of Savoy.
The author: Pierre Corneille (French pronunciation: (6 June 1606 – 1 October 1684) was a French tragedian. He is generally considered one of the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Molière and Racine.
As a young man, he earned the valuable patronage of Cardinal Richelieu, who was trying to promote classical tragedy along formal lines, but later quarrelled with him, especially over his best-known play, Le Cid, about a medieval Spanish warrior, which was denounced by the newly formed Académie française for breaching the unities. He continued to write well-received tragedies for nearly forty years.
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