Gruber (Alain-Charles)

Les grandes fêtes et leurs décors à l'époque de Louis XVI (Histoire des idées et critique littéraire, 122)

Geneva, Librairie Droz, 1972
(24 cm), xii, 244 (2) pp., 77 p. of plates (figs.1-112; 21 are in colour). Publisher’s printed wrappers, pictorial dust jacket. - Deals with all the great fêtes held between that for the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and the fête de la Féderation of 14 July 1790, the last in which the King participated. In an appendix is a list of lesser fêtes, at least a dozen of which took place each year organised by the municipality of Paris, or private individuals. “Altogether this is an intensely fascinating and important book for all interested in French taste during the latter part of the eighteenth century” (from a review by F.J.B. Watson, in The Burlington Magazine, volume 116, 1974, pp.220-221). Publishers' retail price €74 (; link). ¶ Laminate on dust jacket yellowing; otherwise a good, unmarked copy.
Festival books and prints - France, 1701-1800
Gruber, Alain-Charles