Les Parodies du Nouveau Theatre Italian – 1738


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Les Parodies du Nouveau Theatre Italian, ou Recueil des Parodies représentées sur le Theatre de l’Hotel de Bourgogne, par les Comediens Italiens Ordinaires du Roy. Avec les Airs gravés. Nouvelle Edition, revuë, corrigée & augmentée de plusieurs Parodies – 1738. A Paris, chez Briasson, Ruë Saint Jacque, à la Science. Full leather with gilt titles, ornaments and fillets on the spines, raised bands, red fore-edges, marbled endpapers; octavo, cm 16,5; 4 volumes; pagg. (2b) XXXVI 352 4 (2b), (2b) (24) 328 60 (2b), (2b) (30) 408 88 (2b), (2b) (34) 312 92 (2b); all joints a little peeled, some traces of use at the bindings, leaves a bit yellowed, some browned gatherings, a few pages of music in the 3rd and 4th tome shortened at the upper margin, overall a fair to good copy. Four full-page copper engraved frontispieces, one for each tome, copper engraved headings, initials and endings. Second enlarged edition, following the first dated back to 1731. Provenance: ex libris M. e L. Sordelli with motto “Fatica senza fatica”