FROM THEATRE TO CINEMA, CONCERTS TO CABARETS, BALLETS TO CIRCUSES: RICHLY ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF POPULAR ENTERTAINMENTS
AMIEL, Denys (editor). Les Spectacles a travers les Ages. Paris: Editions du Cygne, (1931-32). Three volumes. Quarto, contemporary three-quarter marbled calf gilt, raised bands, green morocco spine labels, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. $600.
First trade edition of this richly illustrated history of staged spectacles, including concerts, dance, theatre, circuses, cabarets and an entire volume devoted to cinema. Handsomely bound.
Illustrated with many full-page photogravures after photographs as well as early engravings and paintings, and numerous in-text line engravings. Issued simultaneously with a limited edition of only 100 copies. Text in French.
Fine condition. A handsomely bound and richly illustrated set.