Jul 9, 2020
[Old Books, 18th Century Books, Leather Bound Sets, French
Literature & philosophy, Voltaire].
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Oeuvres de Mr. de Voltaire.
Published 1739, Amsterdam by Jacques Desbordes.
4 volumes, 349, 366, 372, 377, 135 [L’Enfant Prodigue, Bound
into Volume 4]. Text in French. Engraved frontis portrait in volume 1, plus 18 fine full page engraved plates throughout.
Period full speckled calf leather bindings, raised bands, rich gilt compartment decorations, gilt title lettering on leather labels.
Leather remains supple, bindings remain clean, tight, and sound. Interior contents display light minor age spotting throughout, mostly clean, tight and well preserved in appearance. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
A splendid looking set with great shelf appearance, well printed with fine plates and typography. Rare thus.
Books measure: 8″ H X 5″ W.
Set along the shelf measures: 5″.
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