Paris: [multiple], [1797 - 1801]. Hardcover. An interesting compilation of five dramatic or comedic plays published in the last years of the French Revolution and the establishment of the First Republic. Three of the works were published by Chez Barba, a bookshop that specialized in the theater. It was founded by Jean-Nicolas Barba, a bookseller and sometimes actor. All of the plays are complete. They were printed on various types of paper, and some have browned considerably while others are clean and bright. They were apparently printed quickly and not that carefully, with upside or incorrect page numbers. Bound in tan cloth boards that are bumped, stained and rubbed. A torn paper title label is affixed to the spine. Free front endpaper has a piece cut out, removing a signature. The front pastedown has an ownership signature dated 1846. and a small piece of paper affixed along the top of the hinge. A good minus anthology of 18th century plays. Measures 5 x 7.75 inches. Pages: 56, 64, , 28, 40, 24. FRENCHLANG/072523. Good +.
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London: Eragny Press for Halcon and Ricketts, 1900. Hard Cover. One of 226 copies of which 200 were for sale.This is one of 175 paper copies. There were also 10 vellum copies. Founded in 1894 by Lucien Pisarro and his wife, Esther, the Eragny Press became well known for its distinctive designs, woodcuts, and printing. The press originally printed books using Charles Rickett’s Vale Press type face; however, in 1904, after the closing of the Vale Press, Lucien began publishing his own books and printing them with a typeface of his design called Brook Type. This title beautifully exemplefies the style and distinctive qualities of the Eragny Press. It is printed on handmade papers with the Vale watermark using the Vale Press typeface. Printed in red and black with striking decorated initials. The frontispiece has a woodcut portrait of Villon done by Lucien Pissaro with an ornate border of leaves designed by Lucien and engraved by his wife Esther. Bound in floral patterned paper covered boards, with a gray paper spine with gilt titling. The spine has faded with some loss of cloth to head and tail, and it has been repaired along its right edge. The corners are bumped and there are light marks on the covers. Slight offsetting to pastedowns and the rear free endpapers. The text pages are generally in very good condition, with a bit of light spotting to the title page. Gift inscription in ink dated 1916, Measures 5.25 x 7.25 inches. 88 pages plus 3 page list of titles. PRI/061323. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Henry Perkins, 1836. Hardcover. Fourth Edition. Very good in brown paper covered boards with brown leather spine and gilt title to spine. Bookplate from a Greek society to front pastedown. White binders tape repair to front endpapers. Front board is nearly detached. Dampstaining to boards and edges of pages. Foxing and soiling - heaviest to last few pages and rear endpapers. A good reading copy. French language. FRE407261. Very Good -.