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Voltaire, Francois M. A.]
La Henriade
Chez la Veuve Duchesne, Saillant, Desaint, Panckoucke et Nyon [de l'imprimerie de Barbou], Paris, 1770. Eisen, Charles. "Nouvelle édition," first edition with Eisen's illustrations. Engraved frontispiece and title with medallion portrait of Voltaire, 10 plates and 10 head-pieces engraved by Longueil after Charles Eisen, all bound in vol. I. xl, 272; 316, [4] pp. 2 vols. 8vo. First Eisen Edition. The first edition illustrated by Charles Eisen of Voltaire's epic poem on the life of Henry IV. Voltaire was so pleased with the illustrations that he wrote a complimentary letter to the artist, printed here in volume I. Cohen-De Ricci 1026; Bengesco 384; Ray, French, 30 Contemporary full red morocco, covers tooled in gilt with triple fillet border and floral tool stamped in corners, flat spine divided into 6 compartments, 2 with black morocco lettering-pieces, the rest with gilt with floral and small tools, star-patterned Dutch gilt endpapers, a.e.g. Covers slightly rubbed, contents fine Engraved frontispiece and title with medallion portrait of Voltaire, 10 plates and 10 head-pieces engraved by Longueil after Charles Eisen, all bound in vol. I. xl, 272; 316, [4] pp. 2 vols. 8vo "Nouvelle édition," first edition with Eisen's illustrations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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