Paris: Pierre Ribou, Quay des Augustins, à la Descente du Pont Neuf, à l'image Saint Loüias, 1713.
12mo. Full dark tan leather with raised bands on spine in compartments gilt, dark red leather title label gilt, speckled edges, marbled endpapers.1f. (recto title, verso blank), 5ff. ("Epistre" and "Preface," with cast list to final page), 112 pp. With approbation dated April 28, 1713 to foot of final page.
With decorative woodcut device to title and decorative woodcut head- and tailpieces throughout.
Binding slightly worn and warped. Minor internal browning. A crisp and clean copy overall
Sancho Pança, Gouverneur, a comedy in 5 acts to a libretto by F.-C. Dancourt (1661-1725), was first performed in Paris at the Comédie Française on 15 November 1712.
Gillier collaborated with Dancourt "on many productions, both for the Comédie-Française and for aristocratic entertainments. Apparently the plays of Regnard and Dancourt, with Gillier’s music, together with Molière’s dramas, provided the aging Louis XIV with what little entertainment he permitted himself." Mary Hunter in Grove Music Online.
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