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101
[Voltaire, François Marie Arouet de]
L'HOMME AUX QUARANTE ÉCUS. [GENEVA: CRAMER], 1768
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1,5002,000
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101
[Voltaire, François Marie Arouet de]
L'HOMME AUX QUARANTE ÉCUS. [GENEVA: CRAMER], 1768
Estimate
1,5002,000
JUMP TO LOT

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[Voltaire, François Marie Arouet de]
L'HOMME AUX QUARANTE ÉCUS. [GENEVA: CRAMER], 1768
8vo (195 x 120mm.), half-title, woodcut vignette on title-page, old green boards, occasional light staining, 2 stab-holes running through inner margins, boards rubbed, spine repaired at head
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Literature

Bengesco 1478; cf. Kress 6597 & Goldsmiths 10403 (both English translation of 1768)

Catalogue Note

rare first edition of voltaire's only work on economics. Written as a criticism of the physiocracts and the work of Le Mercier de la Rivière in particular, it was sufficiently controversial to be condemned and ordered to be burned by Parliament in 1768. An English translation was published in the same year.

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