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VOLTAIRE, François Marie Arouet de (1694-1778). Oeuvres. Kehl: Sociétée Typographique, 1785-89. 70 vols., 8° (212 x 130mm). Two engraved portrait frontispieces, 93 plates after Moreau, and 11 engraved portraits only (of 14; bound without portraits in vols. 47, 67, and 68, occasional light browning and spotting.) Contemporary tree calf, sides with gilt border, flat spines with green and red morocco labels (some spine caps chipped, a few joints starting, a few spines with small surface losses).

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VOLTAIRE, François Marie Arouet de (1694-1778). Oeuvres. Kehl: Sociétée Typographique, 1785-89. 70 vols., 8° (212 x 130mm). Two engraved portrait frontispieces, 93 plates after Moreau, and 11 engraved portraits only (of 14; bound without portraits in vols. 47, 67, and 68, occasional light browning and spotting.) Contemporary tree calf, sides with gilt border, flat spines with green and red morocco labels (some spine caps chipped, a few joints starting, a few spines with small surface losses).

LARGE-PAPER COPY, with the fine suite of engravings after Moreau, of the celebrated Kehl edition of Voltaire's works. Beaumarchais established a press at Kehl for the sole purpose of publishing this edition. This copy from the large-paper issue known as '*'. Brunet V, 1353; Cohen-de Ricci 1042-7: 'one of Moreau's masterpieces'. (70)
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