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Book Description
Candide or Optimism by Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire (The Nonesuch Press, 1939), translated from the French by Richard Aldington. With an introduction by Paul Morand and twenty illustrations in colour by Sylvain Sauvage. Hardback - buckram spine and decorated cloth boards, in a slipcase. pp xix, [1], 1-147, [1], including colour illustrations. Size: 10 x 6.75 inches approx. (258mm x 172mm). Spine a little faded, gilt dulled. Some foxing to endpapers; ownership inscription in ink to front free endpaper; foxing/spotting to edges of page-block with some encroachment onto margins but generally pages clean throughout. Original slipcase worn and split, some grubbiness and staining. Overall, light wear but otherwise a nice, clean copy in a somewhat worn slipcase.
Author Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire
Date 1939
Publisher Nonesuch Press
Illustrator Sylvain Sauvage

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