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VOLTAIRE.

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

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  1. 124033
    First edition, the first in any language of Voltaire's work, with the French edition, printed in Amsterdam, appearing the subsequent year. Voltaire's great admiration for the English people and their system of government was developed during his exile in the country in the 1720s. He was deeply impressed by the respect given... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 124033

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  2. 125766detail
    First collected edition of Voltaire's works in English. "As the number of editions and translations of individual works by Voltaire was rising sharply in the early fifties - after a period of popularity in the late thirties largely on the plays and on the biography of Charles XII - it was natural that a complete Works in... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 125766

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  4. 124071
    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)... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 124071

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  5. May We Borrow Your Husband?
    First edition, first impression. From the library of Irish bibliophile Dr Philip Murray, author of Adventures of a Book Collector (2011), though not marked as such. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 114037

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