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Répertoire du Théâtre François, ou, Recueil des tragédies et comédies restées au théâtre depuis Rotrou pour faire suite aux éditions in-octavo de Corneille, Molière, Racine, Regnard, Crébillon, et au théâtre de Voltaire. Avec des notices sur chaque auteur, et l?examen de chaque pièce ...
Paris: De l?Imorimerie de P. Didot l?aîné. Chez Perlet ... : 1803-4 : 23 volumes, 8vo (195 í- 120 mm), complete with 76 engraved plates by Guyon, Massard and others after Perin. Plates sometimes slightly browned and spotted. Contemporary sprinkled half calf, spines gilt with red morocco labels. Spine slightly faded, those to vols 22 & 23 also rather dry, but overall an excellent set form the Chateau de Cirey, with bookplates in each volume. : First edition, this set from the library assembled at Voltaire?s former home, the Chateau de Cirey (Champagne) by Mme de Simiane (1761-1835), sometime lover of Lafayette and later a correspondent of Fanny Burney. The set comprises: vols. 1-6 ?tragédies?; vol. 7 ?drames?; and vols. 8-23, ?comédies?. Petitot, himself a successful playwright here gathered the works of popular authors ?du second ou du troisième ordre? (Biographie universelle) to place alongside existing editions of the classics of French theatre. The Répertoire proved very popular, with a second edition with supplements appearing in 1819.
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