RAMEAU, JEAN PHILIPPE
Two first editions of opera-ballets in one volume: "Pigmalion" and "Platée", Paris: the author, veuve Boivin & Leclair, [c.1749]
1) Pigmalion, acte de ballet...exécuté pour le première fois par l'Académie Royale de Music, le 27 Août 1748, 43 pages, [RISM R 163; Hoboken vol.16 no.228];
2) Platée, comédie-ballet...donnée par l'Académie Royale de Musique, pour le Carnaval de 1749, le 4. Février même année, 38 & 125 pages, [RISM R 164; Hoboken vol.16 no.227]
2 works in one volume, oblong 4to (243 x 325mm), printed titles, engraved music, contemporary calf, spine in gilt compartments ("Pigmali[on] et Platee"), ownership inscriptions to titles "Colomés" (possibly the Imbert-Colomès collection), worn but sound
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