[Collection of 3 first editions].

Corneille (Pierre)

[Collection of 3 first editions].

[Comprising:] Tite et Bérénice, Pulchérie, Suréna [and others].

Description: FIRST EDITIONS, 3 works in 1 vol. [plus 2 others], [viii] 76, [viii], 72, [iv], 72, 12mo, contemporary French mottled calf, spines gilt in compartments and gilt lettered, head cap defective, very good

Publication Details: Paris: Guillaume de Luyne, 1671-75

Notes: Scarce first editions of Pierre Corneille's last 3 solo works, bound together with Ariane, and Theodat by Thomas Corneille, and together with 3 vols. (of 4) of the 1668 Théatre. They come from the library of Duke of Leeds (bookplate in the accompanying 3 vols.) and before that the D'Arcy family of Holdernesse, each vol. bearing the signature of Brid[get] Darcy. There are two Bridget Darcy candidates for this: the first wife of Robert, 4th Earl of Holderness (d. 1722), and the daughter of Robert 1st Baron Lexington, who married John Darcy, Lord Conyers (c. 1659-1689). An attractive little set...more

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Price: £2,750

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1671-75

Stock Number: 58252

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