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Publisher: Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles nd [c.1880s].:
Seller ID: 9490
Condition: First Vitu Edition, very attractively bound in quarter calf over marbled paper boards, the spine elegantly panelled and decorated with floral motifs in gilt, and with a green morocco label. Small 8vo [binding c.18 x 11 cms], pp[iv], 337 + , text block with top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Attractive small modern booklabel on preliminary blank and pencil note of purchase in Paris in 1931. Edges of pages just age-toned, as always with this type of paper, else a very bright and attractive copy.
Smart and attractive binding of the famous play by Beamarchais. Banned initially by Louis XVI because of its satirical view of the aristocracy, it opened in 1784 and proved enormously popular. Mozart's opera premiered in 1786 and the rest is history. View more info