Voltaire: La Pucelle d'Orléans. 1777


La Pucelle d’Orléans. Poëme en vingt-un chants.

n.p. [Cazin], Geneva [Paris], 1777

CHF 86.–

Voltaire’s notable critique of the prevailing conditions of his time.

Description: Contemporary burgundy calf, triple gilt fillet to sides, gilt titles and decoration to spine. Vigesimo-quarto: 11.5 × 6.5 cm; [3] ll., 300 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Joan of Arc, engraved by N.[icolas] Delaunay after a painting from the City Hall of Orléans. Gilt edges.

Condition: Binding a bit scuffed and bruised at corners and spine ends. Pages slightly toned with age, pp. 107–110 detached. Despite the occasional minor blemish, a very good copy.

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