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VOLTAIRE (1694--1778)
La Henriade de Mr. de Voltaire. Seconde edition revûe, corrigée, & augmentée de remarques critiques sur cet ouvrage.
London: chez Woodman & Lyon, 1728.
[8], xxiii, [1], 287, [1] p. ; 19.5 cm. (8°)

The first edition was published surreptitiously in Geneva in 1723 with the title: La ligue ou Henry le Grand: poëme epique. The first edition sanctioned by the author was published in London in 1728; this revised edition was published in the same year. In this issue, the ornament on p. 200 has a female goddess within a frame of stylised foliage; a different issue has Mercury. ESTC t197409.

Copy Notes Bound (1) with An enquiry whether a general practice of virtue tends to the wealth or poverty, benefit or disadvantage of a people?, 1725 (q.v.), attributed to Thomas Bluett or George Blewitt. Inscribed in pencil on verso of front free-endpaper 2 Pieces for --3s--.

Binding C18th quarter sheep, grey paper boards, black spine-label lettered 'Pamphlets'. Later numbered '91' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 4291


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