1749 1st ed Voltaire Zadig Book of Fate Philosophy Babylonian Metaphysics RARE

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Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”

Voltaire

 

‘Zadig, or The Book of Fate’ is a rare 18th-century philosophical novel by Voltaire. Originally written in French, this work tells the story of an ancient Babylonian philosopher who seeks to discover destiny through religious and metaphysical studies. This work was known to have influenced Edgar Allan Poe in his ‘Murders in the Rue Morgue’.

 

This 1749 printing was the first English edition and features a beautiful gold-leaf fore edge.

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1749 1st ed Voltaire Zadig Book of Fate Philosophy Babylonian Metaphysics RARE

 

Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”

― Voltaire

 

‘Zadig, or The Book of Fate’ is a rare 18th-century philosophical novel by Voltaire. Originally written in French, this work tells the story of an ancient Babylonian philosopher who seeks to discover destiny through religious and metaphysical studies. This work was known to have influenced Edgar Allan Poe in his ‘Murders in the Rue Morgue’.

 

This 1749 printing was the first English edition and features a beautiful gold-leaf fore edge.

 

Item number: #6519

Price: $750

VOLTAIRE

Zadig : or, the book of fate. An oriental history, translated from the French original of Mr. Voltaire.

London: Printed for Iohn Brindley, 1749. First English edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages

o   [2], xi, [1], 238

  • Provenance: Bookplate

o   Sum Caroli Whibley

  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure

o   Visible repair at front inner hinge

  • Size: ~6in X 3.5in (15cm x 9cm)

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6519

Categories

Literature

Philosophy

Authors

VOLTAIRE

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete