1689 Rare French Vellum Book - Magnificent Lovers - Les Amans Magnifiques by MOLIERE
Author : Moliere, Jean Baptiste.
Title : Les amans magnifiques, comédie meslée de musique, & d'entrées de balet par J.B.P. de Molière.
Language : Text in French
Publisher : Amsterdam : Guillaume Le Jeune, 1689.
Size : 5 " X 3 "
Pages : 72 pages
Binding : Very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content : Very good content (bright, tight, rare foxing and staining).
The book : Scarce 17th century edition of The Magnificent Lovers -- a comedy-ballet by Molière on a music by Jean-Baptiste Lully, composed and performed on the occasion of the carnival of February 1670, during festivities called Royal Entertainment. It was during this performance that Louis XIV went on stage for the last time as a dancer.
The author : Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière (15 January 1622 – 17 February 1673), was a French playwright, actor and poet, widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the French language and universal literature. His extant works include comedies, farces, tragicomedies, comédie-ballets and more. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed at the Comédie-Française more often than those of any other playwright today. His influence is such that the French language itself is often referred to as the "language of Molière".
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