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VOLTAIRE, François Maire Arouet de (1694-1778). La Pucelle d'Orléans. Poëme en vingt-un chants, Paris: Leclerc, 1865.

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VOLTAIRE, François Maire Arouet de (1694-1778). La Pucelle d'Orléans. Poëme en vingt-un chants, Paris: Leclerc, 1865.

2 volumes, 8° (214 x 127mm.), half titles, portrait frontispiece in each volume (in 2 states in volume I, in 3 states in volume II) titles in red and black with engraved vignettes (in 2 states in volume I), one engraved plate and 21 headpieces in 2 states after Moreau le jeune, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH 6 ENGRAVED PORTRAITS AND 88 PLATES (some light spotting), red morocco gilt by R. Petit, large gilt-tooled border on sides, gilt-decorated spines, gilt inner dentelles, gilt egdes. Provenance: F. L. James (bookplate).

LARGE PAPER COPY, ONE OF FIFTEEN COPIES for subscribers, printed on India paper. First published in 1755, this mock-heroic poem was printed in spite of Voltaire's protests. Not in Brunet or Ray. (2)
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