Auction 355 Old & Rare Books - Foreign Literature & Language

VOLTAIRE -- (FOUGERET de MONTBRON). La Henriade Travestie en vers burlesques. Berlin, n. publ., 1745. (6),155 pp. Sm-8°. Cont. cf., gilt and ribbed spine w. mor. letterpiece. (Vaguely waterst. in blank margins at the beginning and end, corners bumped, but an attractive copy). First edition of an erotic, witty parody of the great work by Voltaire.Gay/L. 461. -- VOLTAIRE. La Henriade. Nouv. édition. Paris, Barbou for widow Duchesne, etc., (1769)-1770. 2 vols. xl, 272; 316, (4) pp. W. engr. front., engr. title, 10 engr. plates and 10 engr. headpieces by De Longueil after Ch Eisen (all in the first volume). Cont. marbled cf., triple gilt fillet border around sides, board edges and turn-ins gilt, gilt spine w. 2 contrast. mor. letterpieces, a.e.g. (Occas. sl. browned, small imperfections to the binds., but a very attractive copy of this finely illustrated edition). -- And 1 o. edition of La Henriade (Amst., F. Honoré, 1765). (4).

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