"The Immortals" Edition, In Forty-Two Volumes

    Voltaire, [François Marie Arouet de]. The Works of Voltaire. 'The Immortals' Edition. A Contemporary Version With Notes, by Tobias Smollett, Revised and Modernized New Translations by William F. Fleming, and an Introduction by Oliver H. G. Leigh. A Critique and Biography by the Rt. Hon. John Morley. Forty-Two Volumes. Two hundred designs, comprising reproductions of rare old engravings, steel plates, photogravures, and curious fac-similes. Paris, London, New York, Chicago: E. R. DuMont, [1901-1903].

    A special edition limited to only forty sets, this set being number 29. Forty-two octavo volumes (complete). Frontispieces and numerous illustrations throughout.

    Full dark green morocco with covers decoratively tooled in gilt, spines decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, gilt inner dentelles. Unusual tree calf doublures, brown moiré silk liners. Some general wear, mostly along edges, joints, and at heads of spines, but the bindings are sound. Very occasional foxing, but for the most part, pages are exceptionally bright. Overall, a very good set, not often encountered in the complete forty-two-volume limited edition. From the library of American film actor Glenn Ford, with his armorial bookplate.

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