Paris: A. Nepveu, 1826.
4 volumes. Octavo. Dark blue leather-backed textured cloth boards with "Lycée de Bourges" within a laurel wreath gilt to uppers, titling and raised bands on spine in compartments gilt, marbled endpapers.
Vol. 1: Discours Prononcé dans l'Académie Française...; Reponse de M. l'Abbé de Radonvilliers...; Hamlet; Roméo et Juliette; Oedipe Chez Admète; Le Roi Léar. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (title), v-xii (preliminary material), 433, [i] (blank) pp. + 1f. (table of contents).
Vol. 2: Macbeth; Jean Sans-Terre; Othello; Abufar; Oedipe a Colone; Le Banquet de l'Amitié. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (title), 471, [i] (table of contents) pp.
Vol. 3: Épitres; Poésies Diverses; Lettres de Thomas a Ducis; Réponse...; Vie de Sédaine; Examen de Roméo et Juliette; Lettre de M. de Leyre à M. Ducis. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (title), 502, 503-506 (table of contents) pp.
Vol. 4: Oeuvres Posthumes. Amélise; Foedor et Wladamir; Fragments et Analyse... de Macbeth; Épitres en Vers; Poésies Diverses; Fragments... diu Discours de Réception de M. Ducis...; Lettres de J.F. Ducis. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (title), [iii]-cviii, 6ff. (preliminary material), 416, 417-421 (table of contents), [i] (blank), 423 (errata), [i] (blank) pp.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, bumped, and stained. Mild to moderate foxing throughout; occasional light staining and tears with minor loss not affecting text.
Ducis was a prominent French dramatist and adaptor of Shakespeare. He was noted for his translations of six of Shakespeare's plays, and his adaptations, which frequently involved renaming characters and revising plots, became the basis for translations into Italian and Eastern European languages. Lee Sidney: Shakespeare and the Modern Stage, pp. 207-211.
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