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Candide: ou L'Optimisme (illus. A. Patte)

by Voltaire

Condition: Very Good

Paris: La Belle Page, 1945. Paperback. Very Good. A. Patte. Paris. La Belle Page. 1945. 163pp. With 16 full-page two-tone illustrations by A. Patte. Limited edition of 1000 copies - this copy # 549. An uncommon illustrated edition of Candide, the engravings being somewhat reminiscent of the English artist Edward Ardizzone. Original printed wraps, contents almost entirely unopened and in fine condition. Complete with pale green card folder and slipcase (a little stained and soiled). Nice copy. ** Belle édition, Illustrée avec 16 gravures hors-texte, coloriées en marron et bleu, de A. Patte. Tirage à 1000 ex. - celui-ci portant le numéro 549. Livre broché sous couverture imprimée rempliée et double emboîtage. Quelques salissures à l'étui, dos de la chemise insolé, intérieur en très bon état, les pages non coupées.

Candide, ou l'Optimisme (in French) is a French satire written in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. The novella has been widely translated, with English versions titled Candide: or, All for the Best (1759); Candide: or, The Optimist (1762); and Candide: or, Optimism (1947). The novella begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism (or simply optimism) by his tutor, Pangloss.

  • Bookseller: Valier Illustrated Books FR (FR)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 392
  • Title: Candide: ou L'Optimisme (illus. A. Patte)
  • Author: Voltaire
  • Illustrator:A. Patte
  • Format/binding:Paperback
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: La Belle Page
  • Place: Paris
  • Date published: 1945
  • Keywords: illustre voltaire candide limited edition illustrated engravings gravures


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