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Cours de Litterature Dramatique
Paris and Geneve - J J Paschoud, 1814 Book. Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of the French translation of A W Schlegel's lectures On DramaticArt and Literature. Collation unavailable though appears complete. Half-title pages to each volume with a leaflisting Errata for all volumes boundto the rear of the third volume. Translated from original GermanintoFrench. The bookplate to each volume is from the Library of the Chateau de Mouchy. The bookplate is of the Duc De Mouchy, a title held by members ofthe Noaillesfamily from as early as 1747. August Wilhelm Schlegel was a German poet, translator and critic. Alongside his brother Friedrich Schlegel he wastheforemost leader in Jena Romanticism. His German translations of Shakespeare turned the dramatist's work into German Classics. Schlegel's1808Viennalectures on Dramatic Art and Literature stant as a permanent contribution to critical literature. In these lectures he defined the terms 'classic' and 'romantic' andhis definitions are met with general recognition. His views onShakespeare evokeda strong reaction in England andchallenged the Johnsonian attitute toward Shakespeare. These lectures were widelytranslated across Europe. Condition: In full calf bindings with gilt stamping to board edges and spine as well as ablind stamped borderdesign to boards. Externally, sound with slight rubbing to boards, particularly at thetop and bottom. Rubbing and lossto the headof all three spines with the backstrip to volume II lifting at the head. Small cracks to heads andtailsof bothjoints to all volumes, worse to volume II. Front hinge to volume II is starting but firm. Library bookplate of Bibliotheque de Mouchy to front pastedown of all volumes. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are slightly age-toned due to paper used and all are clean throughout. Overall: GOOD..
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