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{Voltaire] Charles Eisen - La Henriade [suite sur Chine de 11 gravures] - 1751

{Voltaire] Charles Eisen - La Henriade [suite sur Chine de 11 gravures] - 1751

A charming set of 11 plates by Charles Eisen for Voltaire's "La Henriade", engraved by J. Tardieu, Aliamet, Noël Le Mire, (those by the latter are dated 1750 or 1751).

Set complete of the 11 engravings including 1 frontispiece, excellent prints mounted on Chine paper.

Author: Charles Eisen - Le Pire Tardieu / Voltaire
Title: La Henriade
Edition: circa 1751.
Collation: 11 plates.

Cohen II, Manuel de l'amateur de livres à gravures du XVIIIème, 1026 - Bengesco I, Bibliographie des Oeuvres de Voltaire, 375

La Henriade. An epic poem which recounts the siege of Paris, begun by Henry of Valois and his brother-in-law and successor Henry III of Navarre, the future Henry IV, and ended by Henry IV himself, in ten cantos.

Secretly published in Rouen by Viret in 1723 under the title La Ligue ou Henry le Grand, with a false place of publication (Geneva) and a false name of publisher (Mokpap), this poem consisted of only nine cantos. It was not until five years later that the complete and definitive edition in ten cantos appeared for the first time in London.

Object Book
Number of Books 1
Subject Genealogy, History, Illustrated
Author/ Illustrator {Voltaire] Charles Eisen
Book Title La Henriade [suite sur Chine de 11 gravures]
Condition Fine
Publication year oldest item 1751
Edition 1st Edition
Language French
Original language Yes
Number of pages 11
Dimensions 22×15.5 cm
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