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Title: Henri III Et Sa Cour
Description: 18. DUMAS, Alexandre. HENRI III ET SA COUR; drame historique en cinq actes et en prose. Represente sur le Theatre francais, par les comediens ordinaires du Roi, le 11 fevrier 1829. Paris: Vezard et Cie. Passage Choiseul, Nos 44-46, 1829. First edition of the first serious work by Dumas to be staged (Munro, p. 9). 171 pp. Moderate foxing throughout. A few marginal ink notations, including one on the t.p. which have been crossed through. Bound with: ANTONY, drame en cinq actes, en prose. Represente pour la premiere fois sur le Theatre de la Porte Saint-Martin, le mardi 3 mai 1831. Deuxieme edition. Paris: Auguste Auffray, Editeur, Passage du Caire, No. 54, 1832. Second edition (Munro, p. 19), the one which was performed, of the play whose basic subject were Dumas' infatuation with Melanie Waldor, his liason with her and his subsequent jealosy; for a number of years it remained one of the most popular plays on the Paris stage. Engraved frontispiece (the same as in the first edition). [8],100,[4] pp. Light foxing throughout. Bound with: CATHERINE HOWARD, drame en cinq actes et en huit tableaux. Paris: Charpentier, Libraire-Editeur, 34, Rue de Seine-Saint-Germain, 1834. Possibly a first edition (Munro, p. 43-44); it agrees with Munro in almost all points except 1.) it lacks the statement on the t.p. regarding the first performance (Represente pour la premiere fois a la Porte-Saint-Martin, le 2 avril 1834), and 2.) it contains an introduction (authored by Alexandre Dumas 15 juin 1834) on p. i-iv. Engraved frontispiece. [4],iv,208 pp. Mostly light foxing throughout; although pp. 1-48 are heavily foxed. 8vo. The three plays had been bound together in one volume but are now disbound: contemporary calf boards are present, but lacks the backstrip; the bookblock in several pieces. Library bookplate to front pastedown, but no other marks within. Offered as is. .


Price: US$ 350.00 Seller: Boston Book Company
- Book number: 66857

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