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Madame de GENLIS Théâtre à l'usage des jeunes personnes

Madame de GENLIS

Théâtre à l'usage des jeunes personnes

Chez Panckoucke, à Paris 1779-1780, in-8 (12x20cm), 522pp. (2) et (4) 464pp. et (4)436pp. et (4) 412pp., 4 volumes reliés.


First Edition.
Half time Calf. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco and volume number in brown sheepskin. Gaps on spine of Volume IV. A small loss in tail of volume III. Friction. Pretty good copies, fresh.
All volumes were 24 pieces. Many of these pieces were originally intended for children of Orleans with the Countess of Genlis handled. The roles are held by children. Madame de Genlis, inaugurating a new genre in the theater, a theater by and for children. In the final volume, the preface states that this book is only for children of artisans and merchants. It goes without saying that none of the parts is not without a certain moral action of which it is the proof.
Volume I: Hagar in the desert; Beauty and the Beast; The vials; The happy isle; The spoiled child; The curious; The dangers of the world. Volume II: The blind Spa; The dove; Cécile or sacrifice of friendship; Generous enemy; The good mother; The intriguing. Volume III: The ball of children; The traveler; Vathek; False friends; The magistrate. Volume IV: The rosière Salency; The milliner; The laundress; The bookseller; The truly wise; The portrait. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!

550 €

Réf : 26471

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