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Cours de Litterature Dramatique

Traduit de L'Allemand

A W Schlegel

1814 - Paris and Geneve - J J Paschoud

8" by 5.5"; xxiii, 400pp, 4pp; 409pp,4pp; 559pp,5pp, [1] 

 

 
 


 

DETAILS

The first edition of the French translation of A W Schlegel's lectures On Dramatic Art and Literature. 

Collation unavailable though appears complete. Half-title pages to each volume with a leaf listing Errata for all volumes bound to the rear of the third volume.  

Translated from original German into French.

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 of the Noailles family from as early as 1747. 

August Wilhelm Schlegel was a German poet, translator and critic. Alongside his brother Friedrich Schlegel he was the foremost leader in Jena Romanticism. His German translations of Shakespeare turned the dramatist's work into German Classics.

Schlegel's 1808 Vienna lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature stant as a permanent contribution to critical literature. In these lectures he defined the terms 'classic' and 'romantic' and his definitions are met with general recognition. His views on Shakespeare evoked a strong reaction in England and challenged the Johnsonian attitute toward Shakespeare. These lectures were widely translated across Europe.   

 

CONDITION

In full calf bindings with gilt stamping to board edges and spine as well as a blind stamped border design to boards. Externally, sound with slight rubbing to boards, particularly at the top and bottom. Rubbing and loss to the head of all three spines with the backstrip to volume II lifting at the head. Small cracks to heads and tails of both joints 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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