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LOT 3012
21st July 2021
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LOT 3012
VOLTAIRE, Francois-Marie Arouet de. Letters Concerning the English Nation. London: for C. Davis and A. Lyon, 1733. First edition, 8vo (197 x 121mm.) Publisher's advertisement leaf at A8, 18pp. index to rear, A4 and G3 cancels. (Occasional corner crease, toning to title, creasing and damp-stain to initial blank, browning to rear two blanks, some loss and rubbing to front pastedown.) Contemporary calf, red morocco lettering piece to the spine (minor loss to tail of spine, heavily rubbed to lower cover, a 'Press. Shelf No.' label to front pastedown). [Collates: [ii], A-S8, [ii]]. Note: published before the French edition in 1734, and Voltaire may have translated parts of this work himself. Known primarily for discussing Newton and the inspiration he found in falling fruit, but also for celebrating some aspects of English life, its literary culture, theatre, religious pluralism, and its enlightened approach to smallpox vaccination.
Hammer price: £270
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