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Histoire du Theatre Italien depuis la decadence de la Comedie Latine
Pierre Delormel, Paris 1728 - ~TITLE CONTINUES: Avec un catalogue des tragedies et comedies Italiennes imprimees depuis l'an 1500 jusqu'a l'an 1660, et une dissertation sur la tragedie moderne. ~ 'One of the first writers on the commedia dell'arte to show a historian's concern for the pictorial evidence was Luigi Riccoboni, better known by his stage name, 'Lelio'. Francois Joullain, commissioned to illustrate Riccoboni's Histoire du Theatre Italien of 1730, produced a series of engravings depicting the comic actors as they were seen in Riccoboni's own troupe on the Paris stage of his day. Such series were typical of the output of Parisian printers of the time, but Joullain's eighteen engravings differed in that they also depicted some of the comedians' counterparts of a century or more earlier' (Katritzky, 'The Art of Commedia'. Rodopi, 2006, p. 25). Complete set of Joullain's eighteen plates, including a folding plate entitled 'Desein fait al imitation du Theatre Olimpique de Palladio dans la Ville de Vicenze' (facing p. 116), plus engraved title page. Collophon to last page. No ownership or library marks to text. 19th century rebind for the collection of Francis Charles Granville Egerton, 3rd Earl of Ellesmere (1st stamp) (1847 - 1914), in half-vellum gilt, fleurs-de-lys and red gilt label to spine, gold ruling to compartments and boards. Pearl grey Italian marbled paper to boards, bearing the 3rd Earl's arms in gilt on front board. Omitted from the 1917 Huntington acquisition? Size: (xxii), 319 pp, 17 plates & 1 folding. Lge 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: St Philip's Books, P.B.F.A., B.A.]
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