Jean-Baptiste Lully (Florence, 1632 - 1687, Paris)

Proserpine: A Tragedy, in Music [Proserpine: tragedie, en musique], 1680

Printed ink on paper, 25.4 x 18.42 cm (10 x 7 1/4 in.) binding

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Object details

Accession number

4.a.4.3

Creators

  • Jean-Baptiste Lully (Florence, 1632 - 1687, Paris) - author
  • Philippe Quinault (1635 - 1688, Paris) - author
  • Christophe Ballard (Paris, 1666 - 1715) - printer
  • Ovid (Sulmona, 43 BC - 18 AD, Constanta) - author
  • Jean Le Pautre (Paris, 1618 - 1682, Paris) - engraver
  • Jean Berain (Saint-Mihiel, 1640 - 1711, Paris) - illustrator
  • Antoine Ruette (1609 - 1669) - binder

Object Case

Horn Book Case

Language

French

Publication Place

Paris

Binding Description

Citron morocco; on the sides, fleurs-de-lys with narrow border; in the panels of the back, smaller fleurs-de-lys; gilt edges

Description

1 vol., ([12], 70 [i.e. 68] pages, [1] leaf of plates) : ill. ; 24 cm (4°)

Provenance

Collection of Louis XIV, King of France (1638-1715).
Purchased Isabella Stewart Gardner for £21 at an unknown date.

Marks

Enclosed: paper, inscribed in black ink: bibliographic description [hand of Isabella Stewart Gardner]
Enclosed: two photocopies of typed bibliographic descriptions
Enclosed: paper strip, inscribed in pencil: "1680 -- 4.a. 4.3"

Bibliography

Isabella Stewart Gardner. A Choice of Books from the Library of Isabella Stewart Gardner, Fenway Court (Boston, 1906), p. 44.
Isabella Stewart Gardner. A Choice of Manuscripts and Bookbindings from the Library of Isabella Stewart Gardner, Fenway Court (Boston, 1922), p. 88.


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