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CORNEILLE, Pierre (1606--1684)
[Selected works. 1783]
Chef-d'œuvres dramatiques de P. & T. Corneille, avec le jugement des savans à la suite de chaque piece. Tome premier (- cinquième).
A Londres [i.e. Paris]: [Edition de Cazin], 1783.
5 vols ; 12.1 cm. (12º)
I: [4], 352 p., [2] engr. frontis. ports
II: [4], 270 p.
III: [4], 256 p.
IV: [4], 267, [1] p.
V: [4], 276 p.

The frontispieces are signed 'Edition de Cazin'. Probably printed in Paris. The plays in vols I--II are by Pierre Corneille; those in vos III--V are by Thomas Corneille. The portraits are engraved by Delvaux after C. Le Brun [Pierre Corneille], and P. Mignard [Thomas Corneille]. See C.A. Brissart-Binet, Cazin: sa vie et ses éditions, par un Cazinophile (Cazinopolis [i.e. Reims] 1877), p. 110. ESTC n3442.

Copy Notes Uniformly bound and presumably acquired by Soane at the same time as copies of the 'Edition de Cazin' of Samuel de Constant de Rebecque, Laure, ou lettres de quelques personnes de Suisse, 5 vols, 1787 (q.v.), and separate editions of the letters of Abelard and Heloise, 2 vols, 1816 (q.v.) and the works of Racine, 5 vols, 1819 (q.v.).

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

Reference Number 3752


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