1807 La Henriade Poeme by Voltaire Antiquarian French Poetry Book

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1807 La Henriade Poeme by Voltaire Antiquarian French Poetry Book

La Henriade Poeme
By Voltaire
Published by Chez Les Freres Perisse: Lyon 1807

English Translation: " The Henriad Poem"

"La Henriade is an epic poem of 1723 written by the French Enlightenment writer and philosopher Voltaire. According to Voltaire himself, the poem concerns and was written in honour of the life of Henry IV of France, and is a celebration of his life. The ostensible subject is the siege of Paris in 1589 by Henry III in concert with Henry of Navarre, soon to be Henry IV, but its themes are the twin evils of religious fanaticism and civil discord. It also concerns the political state of France. Voltaire aimed to be the French Virgil, outdoing the master by preserving Aristotelian unity of place—a property of classical tragedy rather than epic—by keeping the human action confined between Paris and Ivry. It was first printed (under the title La Ligue) in 1723, and reprinted dozens of times within Voltaire's lifetime."

General wear and fading to cover and spine as shown. Likely original bindings in well worn condition with no loose pages. Light water stain affects first half approx of book with examples of worst shown. Pages typically clean and bright with minimal to no foxing. Please study photos to understand condition. Happy to provide more photos on request.

Size 18cm x 10.5cm x 3cm - 308 Pages

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Condition: Acceptable
Binding: Leather
Special Attributes:
Region: Europe
Subject: Literature & Fiction
Original/Facsimile: Original
Seller Notes: General wear and fading to cover and spine as shown. Likely original bindings in well worn condition with no loose pages. Light water stain affects first half approx of book with examples of worst shown. Pages typically clean and bright with minimal to no foxing. Please study photos to understand condition. Happy to provide more photos on request.
Language: French
Author: Voltaire
Publisher: Chez Les Freres Perisse: Lyon
Year Printed: 1807
Sub-subject: French Poetry