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Pieces relatives a Bélisaire. Premier cahier. (-- Cinquiéme cahier.)
A Amsterdam [i.e. Paris?]:, [printed by Le Prieur for Merlin?],, 1767.
[6], 19, [1]; [2], 13, [1]; [2], 17, [1], 21, [1]; [2], 46, [2]; 15, [1] p. ; 19.3 cm. (8º)

Five cahiers of short pieces by Voltaire, Turgot and Marmontel, collected by Voltaire, with separate register and pagination. Issued in response to attacks on J.F. Marmontel's Bélisaire (q.v.), and to the attempt to censure it by the Faculty of Theology of the Sorbonne. A thorough discussion of the affair is found in John Redwick's Marmontel, Voltaire and the Bélisaire affair, Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century 121 (1974). The second, third and fourth cahiers have title-pages with imprint 'A Geneve.'; the fifth has a drop-head title. The first two cahiers additionally have half-titles, both bound here at the start of the work. The 3e cahier title-leaf is correction pasted down on the original leaf erroneously reading 'Premier Cahier'. Contents: 1er cahier: Anecdotes sur Bélisaire -- Extrait d'une lettre écrite de Genève a M.***; 2e cahier: Honnêteté théologique; 3e cahier: Réponse de M. Marmontel à une lettre de M. l'abbé Riballier -- Lettre de M. Marmontel, à M. Riballier; 4e cahier: Les XXXVII vérités opposées aux XXXVII impiétés de Bélisaire, par un bachelier ubiquiste -- Impietés de Bélisaire ... vérités opposées aux erreurs de Bélisaire -- Lettre de M. de Voltaire à M. Marmontel -- Exposé des motifs qui m'empêchent de souscrire à l'intolérance civile; 5e cahier: Lettre de M. de Voltaire à M. le prince de Gallitzin -- Lettres écrites à M. Marmontel, au sujet de Bélisaire.

Copy Notes Bound after Bélisaire (q.v.) in a volume bought by Soane from Joseph Bell, receipted by G. Robson for 9s., invoiced 10 September 1801 (paid 19 February 1802). (Archives 7/2/23).

Binding C18th mottled calf, 'catspaw' stained covers, thin-thick-thin gilt-ruled borders, gilt-panelled spine, brown morocco spine-label, marbled edges and endpapers.

Reference Number 424

Additional Names Voltaire (1694--1778); Marmontel, Jean François (1723--1799). Bélisaire; Riballier, Ambroise; Turgot, Anne-Robert-Jacques, baron de l'Aulne (1727--1781)

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