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Rare books by Voltaire, including first editions, copies in fine bindings, and handsome sets of his collected works.

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  1. Le Siecle de Louis XIV.
    VOLTAIRE. Le Siecle de Louis XIV.

    Berlin : 1751

    First edition, with a fine Bloomsbury Group provenance, presented by Lytton Strachey to Frances Marshall later Frances Partridge upon marriage, with a notation of the presentation in the latter's hand "Frances Marshall from Lytton 1931" in pencil on the front free endpaper. At the time of the presentation, Frances was the lover of Ralph Partridge,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 131267

  2. Micromegas: a Comic Romance.
    VOLTAIRE. Micromegas: a Comic Romance.

    London : 1753

    First edition in English of Voltaire's Micromegas, a significant work of proto-science fiction, detailing the visit of giants from Saturn and Sirius to earth, and their derision at mankind's wars, religions, and pretensions. The novella was first published in French the previous year, and is probably the first instance of aliens visiting Earth in fiction,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 139036

  3. A Treatise on Toleration;
    VOLTAIRE. A Treatise on Toleration;

    London : 1779

    Later English-language editions of two of Voltaire's best known works, with the latter book including his commentary on Beccaria's Treatise on Crimes and Punishments. The Treatise on Toleration was first published in English in 1764, The Ignorant Philosopher and the Commentary on Beccaria in 1767. David Williams (1738-1816) translated various works... Learn More

    Stock Code: 124071

  4. The Works.
    VOLTAIRE. The Works.

    New York : 1927

    The Arouet Edition. One of 500 numbered sets of which this is number 377. Learn More

    Stock Code: 126628

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