OEUVRES DE MARIVAUX, E. FOURNIER 20 HANDCOLORED PLATES, FRENCH COMEDY DRAMA 1880
OEUVRES DE MARIVAUX, THEATRE COMPLET, BY EDOUARD FORNIER — 20 HAND-COLORED PLATES — FRENCH COMEDY DRAMA, Ca. 1880
Publisher: Garnier Freres, Paris. Circa 1880
OEUVRES DE MARIVAUX: THEATRE COMPLET, Nouvelle Edition. By Edouard Fournier, circa 1880. Beautifully illustrated by Bertall. Three-quarter leather binding and marbled boards; 621 pages.The boards and binding are solid and tight. Shelf-wear to the leather spine and minor shelf-wear to the boards. The hinges are tight and sound. The pages are crisp and clean with brilliantly illustrated 20 FULL PAGE HAND-COLORED PLATES, including a frontispiece of Marivaux. Quarto (7.5" x 11.0"). Please see below for more information on Marivaux.
Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux (February 4, 1688 – February 12, 1763), commonly referred to as Marivaux, was a French novelist and dramatist. He is considered one of the most important French playwrights of the 18th century, writing numerous comedies for the Comédie-Française and the Comédie-Italienne of Paris. His most important works are Le Triomphe de l'amour, Le Jeu de l'amour et du hasard and Les Fausses Confidences. He also published a number of essays and two important but unfinished novels, La Vie de Marianne and Le Paysan parvenu.
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