ANTIER (Benjamin), SAINT-AMAND et POLYANTHE.

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ANTIER (Benjamin), SAINT-AMAND et POLYANTHE.
L'Auberge des Adrets, melodrama, in three acts, with a show. Second edition. Paris, Pollet, 1823. In-8, long-grained red morocco, wide gilt and cold-rolled lace, gilt coat of arms in the centre, smooth spine decorated with the title in full, inner scroll, gilt edges (Carroll).
Second edition.
The lithograph placed in the frontispiece represents the two protagonists, Rémond and Bertrand, at the Auberge des Adrets on the road from Grenoble to Chambéry.
It is in this play, first performed in Paris at the Ambigu-comique theatre on December 6, 1823, that Frédérick Lemaître (1800-1876) distinguished himself. He played the character of Rémond, known since then as Robert Macaire, a famous criminal who passed to posterity thanks to Daumier's witty pencil.
A superb copy in morocco with the arms of the Duchess of Berry.
Attractive provenance: a great patron of the arts and interested in many fields of art, famous for her rich library, Marie-Caroline de Bourbon-Sicile, Duchess of Berry (1798-1870), was passionate about the theatre: she sponsored the Gymnase theatre, which took the name of Théâtre de Madame in 1825, and it was thanks to her that the town of Dieppe, where she frequently visited, was given a municipal theatre, which she inaugurated in August 1826.
The volume does not appear in the sale catalogue of the library of the château de Rosny, which was dispersed in 1837.
A few light brown spots.
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