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DESTOUCHES, Nericault [Philippe]. La fausse agnes, ou le poete campagnard. Comedie En prose en trois Actes.

Paris. Chez Prault Pere, 1736.
[4], 137pp, [3].

[Bound with:] DESTOUCHES, Nericault [Philippe]. Le tambour nocturne, ou le mari devin, comedie angloise. Paris. Chez Prault Pere, 1736. [10], 116pp, [4].

[And:] DESTOUCHES, Nericault [Philippe]. Le dissipateur ou l'honneste-friponne, comedie. Paris. Chez Prault Pere, 1736. [2], xii, 127pp, [3].

8vo. Contemporary speckled calf, morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Extremities worn, joints split. Typed booksellers description pasted to FEP. Armorial bookplate of Elden Hall (home of the Viscounts Keppel) to FEP, blind-stamp of John Fowles to FFEP.
A sammelband of three comedies by dramatist Philippe Nericault Destouches (1680- 1754), noted for bringing to the tradition of French classical comedy influences derived from the English Restoration theatre.

John Fowles (1926-2005), English novelist, whose notable works include The Magus (1965) and The French Lieutenant's Woman (1969).
£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref: 21594