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History of French Theatre 1735  

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Recherches sur les Theatres de France, Depuis l'année onze cens soixante & un; jusques à present

Beauchamps, Pierre Francois Godard de


Chez Prault, Pere



3 volumes. [24], 508; [4], 544; [4], 521, [2] pp. Folding table in Vol. I. (8vo) 17.5x11.5 cm (7x4¾"), original plain blue wrappers, holograph titles on paper spine labels. First Octavo Edition.

This is the most important work by Pierre-François Godard de Beauchamps (1689-1761), French playwright, theater historian, and libertine novelist, being a history of the origin and the progress of drama in France. Both quarto and octavo editions were published in 1735 - we have not been able to determine the priority. With small red leather bookplates of ballerina Cia Fornaroli (1888-1954) on the inside of the front wrappers.

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Wrappers detached with edge-wear, spine labels chipped, a few other leaves detached with spitting to spines; internally fine or nearly so, in original state with good provenance.

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