1760 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 Monsieur de Molière.Nouvelle édition revue, corrigée et augmentée, d'une nouvelle vie de l'auteur, et de la Princesse d'Elide. Enrichie de figures en tailles-douces.
Language: Text in French.
Publisher: Basle, Emanuel Tourneisen, 1760. (Complete set of 4 volumes).
Size : 5.5 " X 3.5 ".
Pages: Tome I,  + lxxx + 590 pp.; Tome II,  + 558 pp.; Tome III,  + 583 pp.; Tome IV,  + 581 pp. Separate half titles for each play, etc.
Binding: Very good original full calf leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, rare light foxing and staining - as shown, lower corner of page 121 of volume 4 repaired by a previous owner - as shown, name of a previous owner on the second blank of volume 2-3-4).
Illustrations: Complete with the 33 beautiful full-page engravings.
The books: Scarce illustrated 18th-century edition of Moliere's Work.
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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