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    Rare Early Edition of Candide

    [François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire]. Candide, ou L'Optimisme Traduit de L'Allemand par Mr. le Docteur Ralph. [N.p., Paris, 1759. Supposed third Paris edition, fifth printing overall, published the same year as the first (one of seventeen anonymous printings of Candide issued in 1759 - several of which were piracies). Twelvemo. 237, [3, Table des Chapitres] pages. Contemporary paper over boards, burgundy gilt morocco lettering label. Binding worn, some foxing or soiling in text. Previous owner's signature on front pastedown. Still, a very good copy of this PMM title. Candide was published anonymously due to the fact it was a sarcastic attack on religion and unthinking optimism. The various editions were published in several cities and there is some debate as to the order, but it is generally agreed that the Geneva editions are the earliest ones. Bengesco 1440. PMM 204.


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    April, 2014
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