London, South Kensington
1 June 2009
RACINE, Jean (1639-99). Oeuvres. Paris: Stereotype d'Herhan, 1807. Five volumes, 8° (216 x 140mm ). Printed on papier vélin. Title-pages with decorative devices, portrait of Racine by St. Aubin, 12 plates by Moreau, engraved by de Ghendt, Roger, Simonet, and Trire, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH 13 PLATES BY DESSENNE printed on india paper and mounted. (Pencil note on one leaf.) Crimson crushed morocco by A. Tarrant, signed on front endpaper: covers with gilt rule border and floral tools at corners, gilt spine with two green morocco labels, marbled endpapers, gilt turn-ins and top edges, partially unopened (a few small spots). Provenance: [Sir Charles A. Price (catalogue note)] -- Margaret Hart Davis (gift inscription from 'Hebu'(?), Oct. 8th 1894) -- Charles Rugge Price (bookplate) -- Sir David Salomons (armorial bookplate).
The present edition of Racine's works contains all of his plays as well as a collection of poetry, epigrams, and reflections, together with editorial commentary. The plates by Moreau had been commissioned by Renouard with no specific edition in mind and were added to the papier vélin copies of the present edition. Graesse VI, 13; Brunet IV, 1079. (5)
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