Paris: De l'Imprimerie de Jacques Guerin, 1738. First edition. First edition. 2 parts in 1 (as published). (2),viii,304,(8);(6),45,(3)pp. Cont. calf, corners of covers worn, rebacked, with portions of orig. gilt backstrip laid down. Outer leaves lightly browned, final leaf a bit stained. A contemporary sketch (2" x 3" of dubious distinction has been mounted on the verso of the front free endpaper. An important study of the European theatre at this date. Riccoboni surveys Italy, Spain, France, England, Holland and Germany. This work was quickly translated into other languages. The original French edition is scarce. (Inventory #: 3107)
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