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NOMSZ, Johannes.
[A choice collection of 6 original plays written by Johannes Nomsz and 10 plays of French playwrights - Racine, Corneille, Voltaire and others - together with other texts highly interesting for the history of the Amsterdam stage, and Nomsz's historical work on the life of Mohammed in 2 volumes].Amsterdam, Izaak Duim, Johannes Smit, David Klippink, widow of David Klippink, Hendrik Gartman, Johannes Smit, heirs of David Klippink, 1764-1780. 16 plays, 3 essays and 1 biography bound in 11 volumes. 8vo. With two portraits of Nomsz by Reinier Vinkeles (vol. I) and J. Houbraken (vol. IX), a portrait of Mohammed by J. Houbraken (vol. I) and 14 frontispieces by the best engravers of the time: Jan Punt, Reinier Vinkeles, Simon Fokke, P. Tanjé and Th. Koning. Uniform contemporary vellum with a blind-tooled centrepiece and cornerpieces on each board, manuscript titles on spines.
[8], 76; [8], 64; [8], 56; 14; 62; [8], 54; 12, [74]; [4], 54; [12], 74; [6], 71; [8], 71; [6], 58; [12], 78; [6], 112; [8], 82, [2]; 35; [4], 88, [2]; 43; [10], 113; [10], 67; [12], 73, [2]; XXVI, 182; [4], 190 pp.Johannes Nomsz (1738-1803) was a very productive Amsterdam author and playwright. He wrote and published no less than 50 plays, essays and historical works. Six of his original plays are present in this collection: Amosis (vol. II, 1); Iemant en niemant (vol. III, 1); Zoroaster (vol. III, 2); Anthonius Hambroek (vol. VII, 2); Marie van Lalain (vol. IX, 1); and Ripperda (vol. IX, 2), which were all performed in the Amsterdamse Schouwburg, the theatre of Amsterdam.An admirer of the predominant French literature at the time - especially of the work of Voltaire - Nomsz translated or adapted many French plays. The collection contains the following examples: Ferdinant Cortez, after Alexis Piron (vol. I, 1); Titus, after De Belloy (vol. I, 2); De Graaf van Warwik, after Jean François de la Harpe (vol. IV, 1); De Cid, after Corneille (vol. V, 1-2); Bajazet (vol. IV, 2) and Athalia, both after Racine (vol. VI, 2); Amélia (vol. VI, 1) and Zaïre (vol. VIII, 1), both after Voltaire; Soliman (vol. VIII, 1) and De landloopster (vol. VIII, 2), after Charles Simon Farvart.Added are 3 of Nomsz's essays, concerning the manner of play-acting and about his plays Amosis, Zorvaster and Anthonis Hamsbroek, and his historical work or fictionalized biography of Mohammed, Mohammed, of de hervorming der Arabieren (1780), uniformly bound in two volumes, separately numbered I-II.With the bo … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830) [Netherlands]
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