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

Hurone by VOLTAIRE, François Marie Arouet de (1694-1778). < >
VOLTAIRE, François Marie Arouet de (1694-1778).

Hurone eine wahre Geschichte. Berlin & Leipzig, 1784.

First Edition in German. 12mo, (158 x 90 mm), pp. [ii], [3]-159, engraved full-length portrait of Voltaire on the title-page, in contemporary half calf over speckled boards, spine gilt in compartments with yellow morocco label lettered in gilt, some worm damage to upper joint, initials ‘IVP’ stamped at the foot of the title-page, the front endpaper inscribed in a contemporary hand ‘Egeres oberforfer’.

The scarce first German edition of Voltaire's L'Ingénu, one of Voltaire's most important fictional works, first published in Geneva in 1767. Voltaire himself thought it a superior work to Candide, because it was more realistic: a young Frenchman brought up among the Hurons returns to a corrupt France, to be met by false imprisonment, religious intolerance and a tragic ending.

OCLC lists Munich, Berlin, Göttingen and Princeton.

BN Voltaire Catalogue 2862.

Keywords: Continental Books
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