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MOLIÈRE, (1622--1673)
[Works. French & English. 1739]
The works of Moliere, French and English. In ten volumes. ...
London: printed by and for John Watts, 1739.
10 vols ; 17.0 cm. (12º)
I: [16], xxxi, [3], 335, [1] p., engr. frontis. port., [2] pl.
II: [2], 369, [1] p., [3] pl.
III: [2], 395, [1] p., [4] pl.
IV: [2], 371, [1] p., [3] pl.
V: [2], 355, [1] p., [3] pl.
VI: [2], 323, [1] p., [3] pl.
VII: [2], 359, [1] p., [3] pl.
VIII: [2], 315, [1] p., [3] pl.
IX: [2], 357, [3] p., [3] pl.
X: 371, [1] p., [3] pl.

Translated by Henry Baker and James Miller. Volume I includes 'Memoires sur la vie de Moliere' by J.L.I. de la Serre. With engraved plates after Hogarth and others; engraved frontispiece portrait of Moliere in vol. I by Gerard Van Der Gucht after Mignard. Contents: I: Mémoires sur la vie de Moliere. L'étoudi. Le dépit amoureux. --II: L'avare. Les précieuses ridicules. Don Garcia de Navarre. --III: L'école des maris. L'école des femmes. La critique de l'école des femmes. L'impromptu de Versailles.--IV: Le misanthrope. Le médecin malgre lui. Le festin de pierre. --V: L'amour médecin. Le Tartuffe. Monsieur de Pourceaugnac. --VI: Amphitrion. George Dandin. Sganarelle. --VII: Le mariage forcé. Les amans magnifique. Psiché.--VIII: Le bourgeois gentilhomme. Les fâcheux. Le Sicilien. --IX: Les femmes sçavantes. Les fourberies de Scapin. Melicerte. --X: La Contesse d'Escarbagnas. La Princesse d'Elide. Les fêtes de Versailles. Le malade imaginaire. ESTC t64219.

Copy Notes Volume II has an architectural sketch and notes in pencil on front free-endpaper with measurements for joists and , and some vocabulary notes in pencil on front pastedown; vol. IV has a pencil inscriptions of French phrases on first and final free-endpapers; vol. VI has an architectural(?) sketch on first free-endpaper. Contents of each volume listed in ink on free-endpapers of vol. I with a final note: NB. The figures in the / Margin refer to the / small French edition / à Paris, and dépens des / Libraires associés / 1778; on rear pastedown of vol. I, bookseller's cypher and price 1:15:0.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-ruled borders, gilt-tooled spine compartments, blind-tooled raised bands, red and brown morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 1030


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