Theatre collection of 12 early plays c. 1780's -1801 sammelband leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 18th Century Books, Leather Books, French Books, Drama, French Theatre, Collected Plays).
Recueil de Pieces de Theatre- sammelband of loose plays gathered and bound together long ago.
Published c. 1780's-1801, Paris by Various.
c. 300 pages. Text in French. Interesting assortment of twelve mostly 18th century plays, all early Paris imprints as issued.
While the spine says 32, this volume has no connection to any others before it aside from the fact it contains plays- each sammelband volume we acquired is unique unto itself and stands alone.
Old 1/4 leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering, marbled covers & end papers, deckled edges.
Custom binding for a large assorted collection of old French plays. This volume complete unto itself. Includes hand written table of contents displaying the contents of the volume (see pictures). A complete list can be provided on request.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, joints and bands slightly scuffed, old owner book plate to paste down, hand written contents leaf at front, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this unique and one of a kind antique book survives.
Book Measures c. 8 1/2" H x 5 3/4" W.