Jean MAIRET. The Silvanire or the dead-life...

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Jean MAIRET. The Silvanire or the dead-life...

Jean MAIRET. The Silvanire or the dead-life of Sr. Mairet. Pastoral Tragicomedy. Dedicated to the Duchess of Montmorency. In Paris, at Targa's house, 1631, in-4 bound in full red morocco with the arms of Monsieur de Seillière, golden slices, comb guards and inner castor. It is illustrated with a frontispiece title and 5 full-page figures by Lasne, at the top of each act. The book is followed by a second collection entitled " Autres Oeuvres lyriques du Sieur Mairet ", preceded by a portrait of Henry de Montmorency. Original edition of this play, which is crucial to the history of theatre in France, considered to be the first to respect the rule of three units. Provenance : Bookplates of M. de Baker (n°862 of the 1925 Baker sale)
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