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Philippe Néricault DESTOUCHES Oeuvres de theatre

Philippe Néricault DESTOUCHES

Oeuvres de theatre

Chez Prault pere, à Paris 1736, 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in 12 (9,5x17cm), relié.


Dummy collection composed by the publisher, the title pages of the different pieces ranging from 1734 to 1742; the fourth volume being dated 1745 Note that the first part of the first volume comes after the general front cover without special title page, without apparent lack in the collation; same in Volume II, the first part being preceded only a half-title, so that all parts have a special title page, this without missing without pagination and snack. The editor added in each volume a slip containing the titles of the different parts in each volume. These characteristics are inherent to the process used by the publisher to form this collection of 16 pieces. Full mottled calf time. Smooth spine decorated. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. Triple Net framework on boards. Tail cap of Volume I threadbare. Restoration tail of Volume II. Small gaps in the upper jaw of Volumes I, II and IV. Scuffs on the boards. Some corners bumped. Weaker on paper first pages of Volume IV. Spare Destouches had a resounding success in their time, some were immediately taken over by the French Academy. Destouches is a figure of the theater from the early eighteenth. Here's what Voltaire wrote of him in "The Age of Louis XIV": "There is no room in his strength and cheerfulness Regnard, let alone the paintings of the human heart, this natural, this joke, this excellent comic , which is the merit of the inimitable Molière; but he did not leave to get the reputation after them. It was from him a few pieces that have been successful, though the comic is a little forced. At least it has avoided the kind of comedy that is only languorous, this kind of bourgeois tragedy, which is neither tragic nor comic, monster born of impotence authors and satiety after the public heyday of the age of Louis XIV. His comedy Glorious is his best work, and is likely to remain at the theater, though the character is Glorious, said to be missed; but other characters seem exceptionally treated. "The fourth book (published in 1745) contains the entrance to the French Academy and the response of Fontenelle speech. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!

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