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RACINE, Jean (1639--1699)
[Works. 1819]
Oeuvres de Jean Racine. Tome premier (- cinquième).
Paris: steréotype d'Herhan; Dabo, Tremblay, Feret et Gayet, 1819.
5 vols ; 13.2 cm. (12º)
I: [4], 319, [1] p.
II: 351, [1] p.
III: 404 p.
IV: 396 p.
V: 330 p.

With an 'Avis sur la stéréotypie' and the imprint of Adrien Égron, 'Imprimeur de S.A.R. Monseigneur Duc d'Angoulême' on verso of half-title. Includes the letters of Racine.

Copy Notes Uniformly bound (save for the dimensions and the colour of the spine-label) and presumably acquired by Soane at the same time as copies of the 'Edition de Cazin' of the Chef-d'oeuvres dramatiques de P. & T. Corneille, 5 vols, 1791 (q.v.) and Samuel de Constant de Rebecque, Laure, ou lettres de quelques personnes de Suisse, 5 vols, 1787 (q.v.), and a separate edition of the letters of Abelard and Heloise, 2 vols, 1816 (q.v.).

Binding C19th Spanish style mottled hairsheep, gilt French fillet borders, gilt-tooled spines, green spine-labels, marbled endpapers, gilt edges.

Reference Number 3758


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