This is a set of four volumes from the 'Oeuvres Completes de Voltaire', published in 1825.
Voltaire's complete works or "Oeuvres Completes" consisted of 100 volumes. This listing is for four consecutive volumes of Voltaire's poetry, all in French text, and dated M DCCC XXV (1825.)
Almost 200 years old these books are very rare and collectible, they have leather spines and marbleised cardboard covers.
They are 'aged to perfection' and will give you an instant 'old library' effect and add an extra 'French chic' to your collection!
These four books are in genuine antique condition, as you can see from the photos, the spines are delicate and have sustained some damage. The pages have 'age spots' and edge discoloration which adds to their charm and authenticity. I've left them exactly as I found them because they're authentic.
They need to be handled with respect for their age and condition.
Most importantly they have that 'old book smell' reminiscent of libraries and bookshops from a by-gone era - fabulously comforting.
The books are all complete with no loose pages and are completely readable.
These complete 'Poésies' volumes are: Volume 15 (Tome I), Volume 16 (Tome II), Volume 17 (Tome III),
Volume 18 (Tome IV.)
Voltaire (21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778) was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit. He was a critic of Christianity, especially the Roman Catholic Church. He advocated freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and separation of church and state. A versatile and prolific writer, producing works in almost every literary form. This includes plays, poems, novels, essays and historical and scientific works. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets. He was an outspoken advocate of civil liberties, despite the risk this placed him in under the strict censorship laws of the time. As a satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma and the French institutions of his day.
If you choose to stand them up (like a normal library shelf) then you need a space 21cms/ 8¼" high x 11cms/ 4¼" long and 13cms/ 5" deep.
They weigh 2.1 kgs/ 4.6lbs altogether.
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