Candide, or Optimism. Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire.
Candide, or Optimism

Candide, or Optimism. Translated from the French by Richard Aldington with an Introduction by Paul Morand.

London: The Nonesuch Press, 1939. Tall 8vo. Original quarter dull red buckram, with lithographed cloth sides decorated with fleur de lys dull red and cream check pattern. In plain paper-covered slipcase. Twenty illustrations in colour by Sylvain Sauvage. Spine slightly faded and dulled. Rust marks to front inner hinge from loose insert. Slipcase a bit rubbed. Near fine in slipcase. Item #4135

Loosely inserted is a copy of Nonesuch News, Number Six, April 1940 with a description of the choice of Candide and Dangerous Acquaintances as part of a series of Ten Great French Romances to be issued by the Nonesuch Press.

Price: £30.00

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