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Sun, Jan 14, 2024 12:00PM EST
Lot 112

MOLIERE'S 8-VOLUME COMEDY THEATRE PLAYS IN ANTIQUE FRENCH 1760–1770

Estimate: $525 - $600

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$1,000 $250
$10,000 $500
$25,000 $1,000

Year/Century: 18th century
Language: French
Subject: Illustrated
Binding: Leather
Description: QEUVRES DE MOLIERE 1760–1770 in Paris Complete set of eight volumes, measuring 3 1/2 by 5 3/4". The sizes of the volumes vary significantly. worn original calf. Good interior quality, a little foxed. Known by his stage name Moliere, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (1622-1673) was a French playwright, actor, and poet who is recognized as one of the finest writers in both French and global literature. Comedies, farces, tragicomedies, comédie-ballets, and other pieces are among his surviving compositions. More of his plays than any other author today are presented at the Comedie-Francaise, and they have been translated into every major language still in use. The French language is frequently referred to as the "language of Moliere" due to his immense influence.

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