Le Théatre, 1898-1912. 20 vol.-set.
Folio. Three-quarter red leather over marbled paper covered boards with gold decoration on spines. Raised bands. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Original wrappers bound in. The first major photographic survey of theatre plays and actors. The magazines contain detailed reviews of French and European plays and productions of the late 19th and early twentieth century, including provincial theaters. This captivating collection of the famed French monthly is profusely illustrated with numerous color, sepia-tone. and duo-tone plates as well as many b/w photographic reproductions of production ensembles, stages, auditions, backstage, etc. 1898 and 1899 one volume per year; from 1900 to 1912 two volumes per year. Volumes 1904 (1), 1907 (1 & 2), 1908 (1 & 2), 1909 (1 & 2), and 1912 (2) missing. Rubbing and minor abrasion along edges of binding. Tail of spine of volume 1911 (1) chipped. Text in French. Binding in overall good to good+, interior in very good condition.
Edition: First edition
Book ID: 19681