Lot 429

§ VOLTAIRE (François-Marie Arouet de). Complete collection of works. Geneva], [Cramer], 1770-1781.
58 volumes (of 59) in-8 marbled calf, smooth spine decorated, p. of title and tomaison.
Portrait in frontispiece. Several volumes, notably the theater, were published with the participation of Voltaire. This copy is thus constituted (the composition may vary from one copy to another):
1. La Henriade (1770); 2. Mélanges de poésies (1770); 3. Mélanges de philosophie, avec figures (1770); 4-6. Mélanges de littérature, d'histoire et de philosophie, 3 tomes (1770); 7. Tales of William Vadé (1770); 8. History of Charles XII (1770); 9-13. Dramatic works, 5 volumes (1770), a detached and stained notebook; 14-19. Essai sur les mœurs et l'esprit des nations, 6 volumes (1771); 20-23. Siècle de Louis XIV, 4 volumes (Geneva, 1771); 24-25. History of the Russian Empire under Peter the Great, 2 volumes (1765); 26. La Pucelle d'Orléans (1762); 27. History of the Parliament of Paris (1771); 28-29. La Raison par alphabet, 2 volumes (1770); 30-38. Questions on the Encyclopedia, 9 volumes (1770-1772) Original edition (Bengesco, no. 1408); 39-57. New philosophical, historical, critical, &c. mixtures. &c. 18 volumes (of 19) (1770-1775); 58-59. La Bible enfin expliquée, 2 tomes (London 1776) Original edition (Bengesco, n°1861).
Reprint of 1770 of the collective edition conceived by the Cramer brothers with Voltaire in 1756 (Bengesco no. 2133), containing in this copy 2 works in the original edition: Questions on the Encyclopedia and The Bible at last explained.
Volume 46 (part 8 of the New Blends) is missing. Defects sometimes important to some bindings (worn out with lack of leather). Ex-libris Grace Whitney Hoff.

Location of the item
France - 75009 - paris