1697 Rare Italian Vellum Book - Il Marito Confuso - Georges Dandin or the Confounded Husband by MOLIERE.
Author : Moliere, Jean Baptiste.
Title : Giorgio Dandino ovvero Il Marito Confuso. comedia di G. B. P. di Moliere, tradotta da Nic. di Castelli.
Language : Text in Italian.
Publisher : Lipsia, Lodovico Gleditsch, 1697.
Size : 6 " X 3.5 "
Pages : 70 pages.
Binding : Very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (tight, rare foxing and staining, light browning of pages - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the very nice frontis illustration.
The book : Scarce 17th century italian edition of George Dandin ou le Mari confondu (Georges Dandin or the Confounded Husband) -- a French comedy by Molière. It premiered on 18 July 1668 at the Palace of Versailles. Subsequent public performances were given in the theatre of the Palais-Royal beginning on 9 November 1668.
The play showcases the folly a man commits when he marries a woman of higher rank than his own. Molière's Dandin is an impersonation of a husband who has patiently to endure all the extravagant whims and fancies of his dame of a wife.
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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