Paris: Vente, 1774.
12mo. Full dark green calf with triple gilt rules and cornerpieces, elaborate gilt stamping to spine with dark red title label, all edges gilt, decorative gilt stamping to edges of boards and inner dentelles, decorative endpapers with floral motif, dark red ribbon marker. 1f. (recto title within highly decorative border, verso blank), iv, [xii] (calender) pp., 1f. (engraved plate), 46 pp., 1f. (engraved plate), -90, 1f. (engraved plate), -126 pp., 1f. (engraved plate), -154 pp., vi, [vi], [ii] (blank) pp.
With a fine frontispiece engraving by N. Chochin after L.J. Masquelier depicting an orchestra of putti in the sky playing stringed and wind instruments.
Chapters include "De la Musique du Roi," "De l'Opéra," "De la Comédie Françoise," and "De la Comédie Italienne," each preceded by an engraving, two by C. Baron after C.P. Marillie, one by C. Baron after Charles Eisen, and one unsigned.
With lists of works performed, named musicians, dancers, actors, managers, designers, etc.
Not in RISM. OCLC (4 copies only, with only one in the U.S., at the N.Y.P.L.).
Price: $685.00 other currencies