SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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RACINE, Jean.
Oeuvres de Jean Racine. Precedees des Memoires sur sa Vie par Louis Racine. Ornee du Portrait en Pied Colorie

Published
Paris: Laplace, Sanchez, 1876.
Plates
20
Binding/Size
M=4to
Value
0-5000
Published
Paris: Laplace, Sanchez, 1876.
Ref
798

New Edition. Beautifully illustrated throughout with 20 hand-coloured portraits by Mm. Geffroy and H. Allouard (featuring a main character from the particular play). 636pp. Thick 4to. 3/4 red morocco over marbled boards; gilt-lettered spine with raised bands in blind; top edge gilt; some light foxing; front hinge cracked, but generally good throughout (plate on page 168 is tipped-in upside down). Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontis. J.Racine. 1639-1699. 2. Les Freres Ennemis. Tragedie. Antigone. 3. Alexandre Le Grand. Tragedie. Alexandre. 4. Andromaque. Tragedie. Hermione. 5. Andromaque. Tragedie. Oreste. 6. Les Plaideurs. Comedie. La Comtesse. 7. Les Plaideurs. Comedie. Chicaneau. 8. Britannicus. Tragedie. Agrippine. 9. Britannicus. Tragedie. Neron. 10. Berenice. Tragedie. Berenice. 11. Mithridate. Tragedie. Arcas. 12. Bajazet. Tragedie. Roxane. 13. Mithridate. Tragedie. Monime. 14. Iphigenie en Aulide. Tragedie. Achille. 15. Iphigenie en Aulide. Tragedie. Phedre. 16. Phedre. Tragedie. Hippolyte. 17. Esther. Tragedie. Esther. 18. Esther. Tragedie. Mardochee. 19. Athalie. Tradgedie. Joad. 20. Athalie. Tradgedie. Athalie.