Ballet, Welches von der Sämptlichen Braunschweig-Lüngeburgischen Jungen Herrschaft zu Ehren und in Gegenwart. BALLET - 17th Century.

Ballet, Welches von der Sämptlichen Braunschweig-Lüngeburgischen Jungen Herrschaft zu Ehren und in Gegenwart...

[n.p.]: [n.p.], [ca. 1671]. Small quarto. Early marbled wrappers. 1f. (half-title), [i] (title with dedication), [11] pp. With ornamental woodcut headpiece, opening initial, and tailpiece. Text in German.

A Baroque "Ballet" or dance festival book. Title includes printed dedication to "Herr Julius Frantz, Hertzogen zu Sachsen/ Engern und Westphaln... " and his wife "Frawen Maria Hedwig Augusta" as well as a note on the first performance, which took place in Wolfenbüttel "auf dem fürstl[ichen] Residentz-Hause" on December 8, 1671.

Wrappers somewhat worn and rubbed; creased at lower outer corner. Occasional minor creasing; small stain to blank outer margins of some leaves; several leaves slightly wormed at upper outer corner, not affecting text. A very good copy overall.

Rare, possibly unique. Not in Worldcat, KVK, Wolfenbüttel Libretti Catalog, or the RISM libretto database online. Item #26873

Price: $1,600.00  other currencies

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