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Voltaire Ps. Of Francois-Marie Arouet
Oeuvres completes.
Verlag. N.pl. De l'Imprimerie de la Societe Litteraire-Typographique, 1785. 69 (of 70) vols. (Vol. 69 missing). Large 8vo (27,5x18 cm). Contemporary marbled boards spines with paper title-lable (of 19 volumes spines restored with contemporary marbled paper many spines discoloured 4 tops of spines damaged 14 hinges more or less damaged, but still holding strong). Printed on handmade paper, uncut. Copies with wide margins. The set is carefully collated, so we mention every (minor) defect: the verges of the uncut margins soiled a small number of leaves: browned or soiled some with light, mostly marginal, waterstain margins of plates a bit soiled, the frontisp.-portraits with brown spots. 1 general title and 1 sub-title missing tear repaired in 3 leaves. On the whole a clean set. Most volumes count between 400 and 500 pages, 26 volumes more than 500 pages and 9 volumes between 300 and 400 pages. with numerous engraved plates: engraved frontispiece-portrait of Voltaire engraved by Tardieu after De Largilliere, 6 other engraved portraits, 107 (of 108) engraved plates, 1 engraved plan of the battle Turcs-Tartares and 1 allegorical double-page engraving in the last volume (the only volume, on title dated 1789). - the first posthumously printed edition, with many unpublished pieces printed at Kehl in the printing office of de Beaumarchais, who erected this office especially for the edition of Voltaire's works Vols 1-9: Theatre. With frontisp. portrait and 44 engraved plates. Vol. La Henriade. With 11 engraved plates. Vol. 11: La Pucelle. With 21 engraved plates (a few with shorter m … [Click Below for Full Description]
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