Harlequins commedia dell'arte 1801 rare book Anno IX engraved prints
Harlequins commedia dell'arte 1801 rare book Anno IX engraved prints Harlequins commedia dell'arte 1801 rare book Anno IX engraved prints Harlequins commedia dell'arte 1801 rare book Anno IX engraved prints Harlequins commedia dell'arte 1801 rare book Anno IX engraved prints
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Harlequins- commedia dell'arte- public stage performance. French Revolutionary Calendar- Anno IX publication.

Gasconiana, ou Recueil, par M. C.....
1801, Paris, Chez Marchand. pp.178. Copper engraved frontis, [bound with]

Arliquiniana, ou Jeux de Mots de Dominique, par Ch. Malingreau.
1801, Paris, Chez Roux. Copper engraved frontis, pp.148.

Period 1/2 leather binding, engraved frontis to each title, first engraving with original hand color.

Two rare books, bound together long ago. A very rare early printed image of a harlequin.

Book measures: 5 1/4" H X 3 1/2" W.

Chilton, Harlequin Unmasked- the Commedia dell'arte [Yale UP], numerous related 18th century engraved images of harlequins. This particular image seemingly dating to c.1690's, Paris; however here rendered anew, in reverse from that earlier and immensely rare image, this newer image displaying major modifications to the original design. A very rare harlequin item, possibly unique.

*Paris, 1694, Florentin & Pierre Delaulne et Michel Brunet, Arliquiniana ou les bons mots, les histoires plaisantes & agréables. Recueillies des conversations d'Arlequin.

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