Rachel et la Tragedie ouvrages orne par dix photographies representant Mlle Rachel dans ses Principaux Roles.

Paris: Amyot, 1859. First edition. Professionally repaired leather spine over marbled boards. Large Octavo, pp. 527, illustrated w/ 10 photographs of the renowned actress Rachel in her most important roles (photographs of Rachel, and in fact any published photographs this early, are extremely scarce). These are albumen photographs by Henri de Blanchere. Very Good w/ professionally repaired orginal leather spine, occasional light foxing, all 10 photographs present and tissue protected, light edge and corner wear to covers, moderate bump to lower left front cover. Item #8658

Before Sarah Bernhardt, Rachel was widely considered the world's greatest actress. The photographs in this study, published just before the American Civil War, are scarce, lovely, and highly sought after both as documents of the actress and documents in the history of photography and publishing.

Price: $400.00

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