Early Printing of Voltaire's The History of the War of Seventeen Hundred and Forty One

  • The History of the War of Seventeen Hundred and Forty One.
  • The History of the War of Seventeen Hundred and Forty One.

The History of the War of Seventeen Hundred and Forty One.

$200.00

Item Number: 95156

London: J. Nourse, 1756.

Early printing of Voltaire’s history of the War of 1741. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, red morocco spine label. In very good condition.

One of the most influential thinkers of the French Enlightenment, François-Marie Arouet, know by the nom de plum Voltaire, was a resourceful and prolific writer. His works touched nearly every literary form including plays, poems, novels, theoretical essays, and scientific treatises. A forthright and candid advocate of civil liberties, he frequently criticized the institutions of religious dogma and classism prevalent in 18th century France, often doing so through satire to avoid censorship and imprisonment.

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