1778 Voltaire Candide Philosophy Age of Enlightenment French Berlin Chodowiecky

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“Let us read and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”

― Voltaire

 

A rare German-printed edition of Voltaire’s most famous work – ‘Candide’. ‘Candide’ tells the story of a young philosopher who seeks enlightenment through optimism. However, he experiences all kinds of evils which cause him to struggle with doubt. This work is most known as present Voltaire’s anti-war and anti-church themes.

 

This 1778 printing was published in Berlin and features the impressive full-page illustrations by Daniel Chodowiecky.

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1778 Voltaire Candide Philosophy Age of Enlightenment French BerlinChodowiecky

 

“Let us read and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”

― Voltaire

 

A rare German-printed edition of Voltaire’s most famous work – ‘Candide’. ‘Candide’ tells the story of a young philosopher who seeks enlightenment through optimism. However, he experiences all kinds of evils which cause him to struggle with doubt. This work is most known as present Voltaire’s anti-war and anti-church themes.

 

This 1778 printing was published in Berlin and features the impressive full-page illustrations by Daniel Chodowiecky

 

Item number: #8456

Price: $950

VOLTAIRE

Candide, ou l’Optimisme, par M. de Voltaire. Première [-Deuxième] partie. Édition revue, corrigée et ornée de figures en tailles-douces [“sic”], dessinées et gravées par M. Daniel Chodowiecky.

 

À Berlin : Chez Chrétien Frédéric Himbourg, 1778.

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 parts in 1

o   188, [4]; 108, [4]

o   5 engraved plates

  • References: Bengesco 1452;
  • Language: French
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~6.5in X 4.5in (16.5cm x 4.5cm)

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8456

Categories

Philosophy

Arts & Architecture

Authors

VOLTAIRE

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete