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PERRIN (M.). Les oeuvres de poésie de Mr Perrin,...

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PERRIN (M.). Les oeuvres de poésie de Mr Perrin, contenant les Jeux de Poésie, Diverses poésies galantes, des paroles de musique, airs de cour, airs à boire, chansons, noels et motets, une comédie en musique, l'Entrée de la Reine, et la Chartreuse ou la Sainte solitude. A Paris, chez Estienne Loyson, 1661. In-12, 6 ff. not numbered, 406 pp. and one ff. of privilege, blue morocco, spine decorated with rose, 3 wires framing the boards, inner tooth, gilt tr. (Thibaron-Joly). FIRST COLLECTIVE EDITION, illustrated with a fine engraved frontispiece. This collection includes Alcidor, a pastoral set to music by Cambert, the first play of its kind to be performed in France. Perrin was also responsible for establishing the Théâtre de l'Opéra. Born in Lyon in 1620, he moved to Paris, where he obtained letters patent to create an academy of music for the public performance of plays. A FINE COPY.

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