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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
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. 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 - 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