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Lettres chinoises, indiennes et tartares a Monsieur Paw
AuthorVoltaire, 1694-1778
Pub. LocationLondres [i.e. Amsterdam]Publishers.n.
Date1776Phys. Desc.[4], 182, [2] p. ; 21 cm. (8vo)
LocationRare Book CabinetCall NumberPQ2086.L2 1776a
Lettres chinoises, indiennes et tartares a Monsieur Paw / par un Benedictin ; avec plusieurs autres pièces intéressantes.
Penciled inside cover: Cordier 1855. Signatures: pi² A-L8 M⁴.

Source notes from several OCLC records: Authorship attributed in A.A. Barbier, Ouvrages anonymes, II, 1229 ; Actual place of publication from Bengesco ; First published: Paris [i.e. Geneva] in the same year, cf. Bengesco. Bengescu, G. Voltaire, no. 1859, note. ; Written by Voltaire. Cf. Bengesco, G. Voltaire, v. II, p. 317-318 ; "Probably a fictitious imprint. Compositorial practices (quire catchwords, arabic signature numerals, half plus one of each gathering signed) suggest that this edition may have been printed in the Netherlands or Germany."
Title vignette (putti with wreath, flowers & storm clouds); head-piece; tail-pieces.
Verso of t.p. (p. [4] at front) and final page are blank.

Subject(s)Voltaire, 1694-1778--Views on China
China--Politics and government
Europe--Civilization--Chinese influences
Rec. TypeBookLanguageFrench
CollectionRouleau ArchivesRec. #4480