Life of Voltaire 1786 Geneva beautiful leather book engraved portrait by VernetBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
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La Vie de Voltaire, Par M*** [Abbe de Vernet].
1786, Geneva. pp.324. Engraved (aquatint?) frontis portrait.
Period full French mottled calf leather binding, spine richly gilt ornamented, raised bands, contrasting title label, marbled end papers, portrait frontis.
A popular work on the life of Voltaire, re-issued numerous times, many with similar titles and dates but different discrete imprints, wood cut devices, bindings, etc. many 18th century editions do not retain or were issued without the very interesting and well printed portrait.
Handsome 18th century book with fine shelf appeal and age patina.
Book measures: 8 1/4" H X 5 1/2" W.
Barbier, IV, 1018.