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Festivities held at Versailles by Louis XIV, King of France (Versailles: 1664)
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Les plaisirs de l'isle enchantée. Course de bague; collation ornée de machines; comedie, meslée de danse et de musique; ballet du palais d'Alcine; feu d'artifice: et autres festes galantes et magnifiques, faites par le roy a Versailles, le VII. may M.DC.LXIV. et continuées plusieurs autres jours. (Paris, 1674)
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Title_page
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  The first of the duplicate plates bound into this copy.
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  Running_at_the_ring This section describes the first day's festivities, with a "course de bague" on theme Roger (played by the King) and his knights enchanted on the island of Alcina, an elaborate banquet and a ballet.
Section "Les plaisirs de l'isle enchantée."
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  "Marche du roy, et de ses chevaliers ... ."
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  Arena
Procession
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  "Comparse du roy et ses chevaliers ... ."
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  "Course de bague disputée par le roy, et ses chevaliers ... ."
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  Banquet With plates carried by shepherds to the accompaniement of music.
Ballet Danced by the Four Seasons and the twelve signs of the zodiac.
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  "Comparse des quatre saisons ... ." The second of the duplicate plates.
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  "Comparse des quatre saisons ... ."
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  "Festin du roy ... ." The third of the duplicate plates.
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  "Festin du roy ... ."
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  List Of people present at the banquet and their order at the table.
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  Theatrical_Performance On the second day of festivities, the King and his courtiers (again in the guise of Roger and his knights) perform a play about the Princesse of Elide, for the Queen.
Play Section "Seconde journée des plaisirs de l'isle enchantée." This section gives the text of the play and intermezzi performed on the second day.
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  Dramatis_personnae With the names of the actors.
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  "Theatre fait dans la mesme allée sur lequel la comedie, et le ballet de la princesse d'Elide furent representéz."
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  Theatre Constructed, for the ballet, in a lake.
Stage_machinery Giant sea creatures float on the lake in front of the theatre.
Ballet The Ballet au palais d'Alcine.
Section "Troisieme journée des plaisirs de l'isle enchantée." On the third day, the Ballet au palais d'Alcine was performed.
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  "Theatre dressé au milieu du grand estang ... ."
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  "Theatre dressé au milieu du grand estang ... ." The fourth duplicate plate.
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  Running_at_the_head Which the author describes as a German, rather than French, activity.
Fireworks
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  Theatrical_Performance Of Molière's Tartuffe.
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  "Rupture du palais ... ." The fifth of the duplicate plates.
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  "Rupture du palais ... ."
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  Imprint
Festival details

Festival:
Festivities held at Versailles by Louis XIV, King of France

Date:
1664

City:
Versailles

Participants:
Louis XIV (1638-1715) ('le Grand'), King of France

Dynasty:
Bourbon
Book details

Title:
Les plaisirs de l'isle enchantée. Course de bague; collation ornée de machines; comedie, meslée de danse et de musique; ballet du palais d'Alcine; feu d'artifice: et autres festes galantes et magnifiques, faites par le roy a Versailles, le VII. may M.DC.LXIV. et continuées plusieurs autres jours.

Names:
Félibien, André (Author)
Sylvestre, Israel (1621-1691) (Illustrator)
Chauveau, Francois (Illustrator)
Mabre-Cramoisy, Sebastien (Printer)

Published:
Paris, 1674

Shelfmark:
562*.g.25.(1)

Format:
91, [1] pp., [14] leaves of engravings (double) Folio Engraved titlepage and eight engravings by Israel Sylvestre and Francois Chauveau.

References:
Watanabe No. 1916

Notes:
There are five duplicate plates bound into this copy.
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