Les Sentimens de l’Académie françoise sur la tragi-comedie du Cid.

Paris, chez Jean Camusat, 1638.

In-8 (175 x 115 mm), 192 pp, limp vellum, spine titled in ink; short vellum tears to edges of boards, body of text a little unstuck, some marginal worm work (Period binding).

Rare first edition of the first work of the Académie française, founded two years earlier.

As the Querelle du Cid gained momentum, the Académie, seized by Richelieu, acted for the first time as arbiter of the respect of classical rules in the theater.

A charming copy in contemporary limp vellum.

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