Tragicum Theatrum



[001151] [Du Moulin, Peter, Attrib.]. Tragicum Theatrum – Actorum & Casuum Tragicorum Londini Publice Celebratorum, Quibis Hiberniae Proregi, Episcopo Cantuariensi, Ac Tandem Regi Ipsi, Aliisque Vita Adempta, & Ad Anglicanam Metamorphosin Via Est Aperta. Amstelodami (Amsterdam): Jodocum Jansonium, 1649. First Edition. 12mo. Full Morocco. Very Good. 1-88, [3], 85-320pp, plates.

Later, probably early nineteenth century, full morocco by Cape, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, place and date to third with volute corner pieces, remaining panels gilt, volute corner pieces and central lozenge shaped floral spray surrounded by small stars, covers with triple fillet border, and an inner panel made up of a triple fillet with volute spray corner pieces, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, all edges gilt, with combed marbled endpapers.

Very minor spotting to covers, small ink stamp of the Selborne library to foot of reverse of title and once to bottom margin of text, otherwise internally quite bright and clean. From the library of James Toovey, with his gilt bookplate to front pastedown (see De Ricci, English Collectors‘ pages 156-7). With eight portrait plates and the folding (here bound as a double page) plate showing the execution of Charles I.

For Cape see Ramsden, ‘French Bookbinders’, pages 46-47.

Usually attributed to Peter / Pierre Du Moulin. Lowndes 2660