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VOLTAIRE (1694-1778).
Oeuvres Completes de M. De Voltaire.
[Paris]: Deux-Ponts Sanson, 1791-1792. [Paris]:: Deux-Ponts Sanson, 1791-1792., 1791. 97 of 100 volumes (lacking volumes 2, 12, and 13). 12mo. Each book with additional titles, engraved portrait frontis. [after Ch. Nicoville?]; occasional light stains or wrinkles. Original full calf, gilt spine, red and black leather spine labels; covers worn, some joints cracked, some head and tails frayed away, small oval leather labels naming the spine volume number occasionally missing, later shelf-stickers mounted at foot of spines. Early ownership bookplates of The Honble. William Craig, "one of the Lords of Council and Session and Lord Commissioner of Justiciary", several blind embossed stamps of the Theological Institute of Connecticut, on first and last pages, including titles. Internally very good, bindings holding but worn. The Collected Works of Voltaire - there are various editions of Voltaire's works, but this one may be the largest number of volumes and the selection of material from the contents is vast: The contents include the following (and much more): letters to Genonville on the criticism regarding Sophocles' tragedy of Oedipus, Artemire, the tragedy of Brutus, commentaries on Corneille, tragedy of Zulime, tragedy of "Le Fanatisme, ou Mahomet le prophete", tragedy of Semiramis, tragedy of Oreste, tragedy of "L'Orphelin de la Chine," tragedy of "Tancrede," Olympie, "Les Lois de Minos," tragedy of "Dom Pedre," tragedy of "Les Pelopides, ou Atree et Thyeste," comedie "L'Enfant prodigue," comedie "La Femme qui a raison," Charlot, ou la comtesse de Givry, Samson, comedie-b … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books [United States]

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