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VOLTAIRE. Le Siecle de Louis XIV.
Berlin : 1751First 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£4,250.00
Stock Code: 131267
VOLTAIRE. Micromegas: a Comic Romance.
London : 1753First 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£2,250.00
Stock Code: 139036
VOLTAIRE. A Treatise on Toleration;
London : 1779Later 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£750.00
Stock Code: 124071
RIDING, Laura. Voltaire.
London : 1927First edition, sole printing, one of about 250 hand printed copies of which some 92 remained unsold by 1934 and were sent to the erratic author. Copies in such good condition are rare.
This copy has a highly distinguished collector's provenance, bearing the bookplate of William Beekman to the front pastedown of the chemise. Much of Beekman's... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 145728
VOLTAIRE - DUPLESSIS, Alexandre. Le Triomphe de Voltaire.
[1778-9]An allegorical engraving from the oil painting of the same name (1774-5) by Duplessis.
"The French philosopher, playwright, and satirist Voltaire frequently deployed allegories touching on antiquity in his writings. In this epic print, Melpomene, Muse of tragedy, leads Voltaire to Apollo to receive the crown of immortality, while his detractors... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 118024
BARBIER, George (illus.) Livre de Madame.
Paris : 1918First edition, first printing, of this rare lady's almanac, issued for the first American department store: Wanamaker's, and illustrated by George Barbier (1882-1932), a painter and artist who produced many illustrations for fashion and theatre costumes and set. Uncommon, the only copy listed institutionally is located by World Cat at the Morgan Library... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 141690
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Queen Mab, A Philosophical Poem, with Notes.
London : 1813First edition, an "unmutilated" copy, with title page and final leaf intact, and including the poetic dedication to Harriet.
Queen Mab was Shelley's most provocative poem and a key radical text in the early years of the 19th century. The entire edition was 250 copies, published by Thomas Hookman for private distribution by Shelley himself. Due... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 143222
OPIUM FANTASY - LIGNE, Charles-Joseph de (attrib.) Voyage à Visbecq.
[Brussells? : ca.1794]Original manuscript of an extraordinary dreamlike fantasy which describes an opium-induced journey to the centre of the earth. The existence of the novel remained unknown for more than 200 years until it was discovered in a Parisian bookshop and published in 2007 with a long essay by Éric Lysøe (see below).
The text is written in the first... Learn More£8,000.00
Stock Code: 139702