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 Cours de Litterature Dramatique

In Five Volumes

By Saint-Marc Girardin

1868-1872 - Paris - Charpentier, Libraire-Editeur 

7" by 4.5", 396; 426; 414; 486; 514pp.

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

DETAILS

A uniformly bound collection of literary criticism from French politician and author, Marc Girardin.

Tenth edition.

Within these works Marc Girardin examines dramatic passions, discussing the mode in which they are treated in ancient and modern drama, poetry and romance. The book, a defence of the ancients against the moderns, "did not", according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica Eleventh Edition, "take into account the fact that only the best of ancient literature has come down to us." Girardin's oeuvre was, overall, very hostile toward Romanticism.

With prize bookplate to the front pastedown of volumes two and four, from College Rollin, Paris, dated 1873. Each volume features the college's emblem, in gilt to the front boards.

Complete in five volumes.

CONDITION

In crushed morocco binding with gilt motifs to the front boards, and gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, all are lightly rubbed, with some damp staining to volume one. Minor shelfwear to the head and tail of spines. Front hinge to volume two is slightly strained but firm. Internally, all are firmly bound and bright, generally clean throughout, aside from the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD.


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