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WORKS OF MOLIERE, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED

MOLIERE, Jean-Baptiste Pocquelin. Oeuvres de Moliere. Paris, 1734. Six volumes.

Lovely quarto edition of Moliere’s works in six volumes, beautifully illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Moliere by Coypel and 33 copper-engraved plates after drawings by Francois Boucher, “the most successful painter of the day” (Ray), as well as numerous engraved initials, head- and tailpieces, many also by Boucher. Exquisitely bound in lovely full contemporary French calf-gilt. $13,500.00$9,450.00

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“THE APPLAUSE WITH WHICH THIS NEW GENRE WAS RECEIVED INDUCED LOPE TO WRITE A GREAT MANY OF THEM, SO THAT HIS NAME BECAME WIDELY KNOWN”

VEGA CARPIO, Lope de, and GÓNGORA, Luis de. Quatro Comedias Famosas. Madrid, 1617.

Earliest obtainable edition of this collection of four popular plays from the Spanish Golden Age, including Lope de Vega’s very first three-act comedy, “La Pastoral de Jacinto” (here under the title “Los Jacintos, y Zeloso de si Mismo”), which created a new theatrical genre that in short order would become the dominant mode in Spain and elsewhere. Also includes “El Lacayo Fingido” by Lope de Vega, “Las Firmezas de Isabela” by Luis de Góngora, and the anonymous “Las Burlas y Enredos de Benito.” From the distinguished collection of the Dukes of Devonshire at Chatsworth, with the Chatsworth bookplate and the Devonshire monogram in gilt on both covers. $11,000.00$7,700.00

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“THE FIRST EUROPEAN NOVEL”

(ROJAS, Fernando de). Celestina. Leyden, 1599.

Plantin edition of this classic tragicomedy of the Spanish Renaissance—arguably the most important early work of Spanish literature aside from Don Quixote—published within a century of the unobtainable first edition. $8,500.00$5,950.00

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ONE OF ONLY 340 PRINTED ON VELLUM

BARBIER, George and MIOMANDRE, Francis de. Dessins sur les Danses de Vaslav Nijinsky. Paris, 1913.

Limited first edition of this lavish visual tribute to the great Nijinsky, with 12 striking full-page line blocks by George Barbier, hand-colored en pochoir. This copy number 345 of only 340 copies printed on vellum (out of a total edition of 390 copies). $8200.

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96 FOLIO ENGRAVINGS FOR BOYDELL’S SHAKESPEARE, WITH EARLY STATE PROOF IMPRESSIONS

(SHAKESPEARE) BOYDELL, John. Boydell’s Graphic Illustrations of the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare. London, 1804. Magnificent 1804 impressions of the 96 engravings for the sumptuous Boydell Shakespeare, after paintings by the period’s most eminent English artists— including Reynolds, Romney, Smirke, Stothard, Fuseli and Westall—with an engraver’s etched working proof for nearly every plate. $7500.

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“SUCCEEDED LOPE DE VEGA AS THE LEADING SPANISH PLAYWRIGHT OF THE GOLDEN AGE”

CALDERON DE LA BARCA, Pedro. Autos Sacramentales, Alegoricos, y Historiales. Madrid, 1717. Six volumes.

First edition of this collection of the great Spanish dramatist’s ‘Autos’—allegorical one-act plays celebrating the mystery of the Eucharist on Corpus Christi—with engraved frontispiece portrait of the playwright, in contemporary vellum. $6500.

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1664 FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST COLLECTED EDITION OF KILLIGREW’S PLAYS, WITH SCARCE FRONTISPIECE, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND

KILLIGREW, Thomas. Comedies and Tragedies. London, 1664.

First edition, first issue, containing Killigrew’s most famous play, The Parson’s Wedding, and with the scarce engraved frontispiece portrait featuring Killigrew at his desk with his dog and his playbooks, not present in all copies. Beautifully bound in full morocco-gilt by Bedford. $6,000.00$4,200.00

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32-VOLUME SET OF THE BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY PARISIAN THEATRE MAGAZINE LE THÉATRE

BOUSSOD, Jean, et al., editors. Le Theatre. Paris, 1898-1921. Thirty-two volumes. Complete 24-year run of this Parisian bimonthly illustrated theater magazine, reporting in lengthy articles on all of the most popular and avant-garde plays and actors of the era, accompanied by rich color and photographic illustrations, in 32 folio volumes handsomely bound in three-quarter morocco-gilt. Text in French. $5500.

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