1691 Scarce French Book set - The Complete Illustrated Work of MOLIERE - Les Oeuvres de Monsieur MOLIERE.
Author: MOLIERE (Jean-Baptiste POQUELIN dit).
Title : Les Oeuvres de M. Moliere. Edition nouvelle enrichie de figures en taille-douce et augmentee des oeuvres posthumes. (Complete 32 plays with 30 illustrations in 6 volumes).
Language: Text in French.
Publisher: Amsterdam: Henri Wetstein, 1691.
Size : 5.5 " X 3.5 ".
Pages: Each play with his own pagination.
Binding: Very good original full calf leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, missing the title label on the spine of volume 1 - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, some foxing and staining throughout - as shown, small image of " De Witte Raaf - Nunspeet" on first endpaper of each volume, handwritten notes of a previous owner on 1st and 3rd volume endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 30 beautiful full-page engravings.
Estimation: (USD 1500 - USD 2500)
The books: Scarce 17th-century edition of Moliere's Work. "Among the old editions of this incomparable author printed in Holland after the death of Daniel Elsevier, we can cite that of Amsterdam, 6 volumes composed of pieces printed from 1683 to 1693 as pretty as the previous ones (1675; 1682) and equally uncommon "(Brunet, 1798). The rarest of the Elzévirienne editions of Molière's works, sought after for his engravings!
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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