VOLTAIRE - [MOREAU Adrien] - Candide ou l'Optimisme - Paris, Jules Tallandier, n.d. (ca 1950)
[1fb.], XVI, 175pp., [1fb.], 26x18cm.
Superb half-leather binding with corners, spine with 4 wide guilloche raised bands, gilded patterns and title label in black leather on the spine, marbled covers, gilded topstain.
Minor rubbing marks without consequence on the corners and at the head and tail of the spine, illustrated cover preserved, title page in red and black with gold frames and blind-stamped vignette as well as a beautiful blind-stamped vignette on the back cover. Inside in beautiful condition, on "special offset".
Beautiful illustrations (under protective pages) by Adrien Moreau, in and out of the text.
Superb copy with a luxurious and very decorative binding.