Inigo Jones: The Theatre of the Stuart Court
Theater of the Stuart Court
Including the complete designs for productions at court
for the most part in the collection of the Duke of Devonshire
together with their texts and historical documentation.
Stephen Orgel & Roy Strong
1973 Sotheby Park Bernet/ University of California Press
Numbered Limited edition #302 of 2000
Gilt letters on brown cloth.
Two oversized volumes, xii-xv - 844 pages in all, 13” tall by 10” wide.
Both volumes are in FINE condition in FINE dust jackets
set in their original brown cloth slipcase.
Frontis, Color plates, an overview of the Theatre of the Stewart Court, The Catalogue 1605 – 1631 in volume one, and The Catalogue 1631 – 1640 in volume two, Bibliography, Appendices and Index. Illustrated with 482 plates featuring costumes, masks, studies and set design with detailed notes and references devoted to all elements of theater craft of the time. An amazing documentation,
“This book, the first major reassessment of Jones’s artistic and theatrical work since 1928 presents and analyses the largest surviving body of material from the hand of Indigo Jones, the designs for masques and plays produced at the Stuart court, preserved for the most part in the superb collection of the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth. All the drawings are here reproduced for the first time, many newly identified and dated, together with the texts of the productions for which they were prepared, and all relevant documentary and historical material.” Includes four long introductory essays that constitute one of the most important studies of the culture of the English Renaissance.Books weigh 11.6 pounds in their slipcase. Special shipping charges apply.