1780 Scarce French Bookset - Romans et Contes by VOLTAIRE from the Collection of comte d'Artois
Author : VOLTAIRE, Francois Marie Arouet de:
Title :ROMANS ET CONTES. PAR M. DE VOLTAIRE. VOL. 1-6. PAR ORDRE DE MGR LE COMTE D'ARTOIS. (Complete 6 book set)
Language : Text in French.
Publisher : A Paris : De l'Imprimerie de Didot L'Ainé, 1780. Complete 6 volumes set.
Size : 6 " X 4 "
Pages : 189-180-198-178-178-179 pages
Binding : Very good original full green morocco leather binding (hinges fine, overall worn and scuffed) under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing, first pink free blank endpaper pages missing).
Slipcase: Very good full cloth slipcase (rare staining, slightly scuffed)
Estimate: (USD 500 - USD 1000 according to Auction at Binoche et Giquello & Venator and Hanstein)
The books : Scarce 18th century edition of Volraire's novels and tales in the collection of the Comte d'Artois. A rare find in any condition. Including : Zadig, ou La Destinée, Babouc - ou le monde comme il va, Les Voyages de Scarmentado, La Princesse de Babylone, Le Blanc & le Noir, Candide ou l'Optimisme, Le Huron ou l'ingénu, Autre temps autre façon de voir, Songe de Platon, Les deux Consolés, Bababec et les fakirs, Le Roi de Boutan ou jusqu'à quel point on doit tromper le peuple, L'homme aux quarante écus, Micromégas, Les Aveugles juges des couleurs, Le Hibou et les oiseaux, Jenni ou le Sage & l'Athée, Jeannot et Colin, Histoire d'un bon Bramin, Le danger d'Avoir raison, Voyage au ciel, Contes Arabes et Indiens.
The author : François-Marie Arouet (21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church and Christianity as a whole, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of speech and separation of church and state.
Voltaire was a versatile and prolific writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays and historical and scientific works. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets. He was an outspoken advocate of civil liberties, despite the risk this placed him in under the strict censorship laws of the time. As a satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma and the French institutions of his day.
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1780 Scarce French Bookset - Romans et Contes by VOLTAIRE from the Collection of comte d'Artois Price List