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Corneille, Pierre. - Complete works of Pierre... - Lot 165 - Crait + Müller
Corneille, Pierre. - Complete works of Pierre Corneille, first (second, third) part. Paris, Augustin Courbé, 1657. 3 volumes in-12, bound in 19th century ivory vellum - One leaf missing from the first quire of volume 3, with no gaps in the text (probably 1 blc. leaf) - [2 ff.], 696 pp; [2 ff.], 643 pp; 670 pp. Portrait of Pierre Corneille added at the head of vol. 1. This edition includes the first 22 plays by Corneille from Mélite (1629) to Pertharite (1651) and does not include the last 10 plays published after 1657. It is edited by Augustin Courbé, one of the first two Parisian publishers (with François Targa) of Corneille's works. Volume 2 bears the date 1656 on the title page and was indeed completed on 28 November 1656. Volume 3, despite the date 1657 on the title, was completed on 29 October 1655.
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