The Princess of Babylon. Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire.
The Princess of Babylon

The Princess of Babylon.

London: The Nonesuch Press, 1927. 12mo. Limited edition. #143 of 1500 copies. Original quarter parchment with vellum tips, and combed marbled paper sides, gilt. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. In plain dust-wrapper, as issued. Line block illustrations by Thomas Lowinsky. The d/w spine has split with loss (which is why a former owner has added a floral-patterned jacket to protect it). Fine in good d/w. Item #4165

The translation is that of the Glasgow edition of 1769. This was the first of four Nonesuch Press books illustrated by Thomas Lowinsky. 'The airiest and most charming of all Voltaire's romances'.

Price: £40.00

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