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CORNEILLE (Stone). Titus and Berenice....

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CORNEILLE (Stone). Titus and Berenice. Heroic comedy.<br/> Paris, Thibaud Joly, 1671.<br/> In-12 (140 x 87 cms) of [8]-76 pages, (bad figure 44), red Jansenist morocco, gilded interior lace, gilded edges (Canape).<br/> FIRST EDITION. "Henriette of England, to whom the farewells of Titus and Berenice brought back tender memories, secretly gave the subject of this play to young Racine and old Cornelius; the former made it a tragedy, the latter a heroic comedy! ". Exemplary large margins, well bound, slight marginal freckles.<br/> From Dr Portalier's library with his ex-libris (cat. 1929, no. 47).

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