Πονηµατα δραµατικα. [Ponemata dramatika.]

Trieste, Loyd, 1849.

8vo, pp. [ii], 159, 1 (blank); some light spotting, but a very good copy in early twentieth-century blue cloth, spine lightly sunned and lightly rubbed at foot, one or two small stains to sides.

£1500

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US $1920€1705

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Very rare first edition of Avgerinos’ dramas of Greek Romanticism, three pieces uniting sentiments of nationalism, liberty and philhellenism with aesthetic and literary reflections on the style and scope of dramatic poetry.

The work includes three dramatic works, the second of which is preceded by a theoretical introduction to dramatic poetry. The last piece, composed in 1832, is set in Nauplio at the Government palace. It is preceded by a long introduction featuring in particular the long letter of the Philhellenic Swiss Jean Gabriel Eynard addressed to the Moniteur on 26 October 1831 beginning ‘The Count of Capo d’Istria has just been assassinated’ (the letter is in French).

This work is of great rarity. Three copies have been located worldwide (Harvard, Cincinnati, Paris).

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