Candide, by VOLTAIRE, François Marie Arouet de (1694-1778).

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VOLTAIRE, François Marie Arouet de (1694-1778).

Candide, ou l’Optimisme. Traduit de l’Allemand. de Mr. le Docteur Ralph. [Italy:] 1759.

First Italian Edition. 8vo, (157 x 92mm), pp. 190, [2] blank, p. 160 misnumbered ‘60’, title page and A2 a little browned, in contemporary half sheep over mottled pink boards, spine gilt in compartments, yellow morocco label lettered in gilt, with the stamp of W.G. Thun on the title-page and the Tetschner Bibliothek library stamp in red on the verso.

One of the scarcer of the seventeen known editions of Candide to be published in 1759, this is thought to be the first Italian edition. Believed to have been printed towards the end of 1759 as it is sometimes found with an edition of Thorel de Campigneulles’ continuation, dated 1760.
‘D’après Wade... l’impression elle-même est italienne et la traduction italienne de 1759 a été faite d’après cette même édition’ (BN Voltaire Catalogue, 2634).

OCLC lists Cambridge, Bodleian, Yale, Chicago, Princeton, NYPL and Texas.

BN Voltaire Catalogue 2635; not in Bengesco.

Keywords: Continental Books
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