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Six Rare 1825 Volumes of Voltaire Philosophy.

$199

market:

Luxe

dimensions:

5" W x 8.25" H x 7" L

7 lbs

style:

Traditional

materials:

Wood

Tiggy
Tiggy & Pip
Tiggy & Pip is a vintage home décor shop by mother and son décor and interior design loving duo, Tiggy and Pip Coudray. With a shared love of all things French and vintage we opened our shop in 2011. Based in France, between Cognac and La Rochelle, we source unusual items from recent French and European history. Everyday French household items from the 1880's to 1980's which, although at one time were plentiful, are now increasingly rare and collectible. We source specialist props for films/photo shoots and interior designers. Many of our 'finds' are currently on display in a number of top New York restaurants and Hollywood apartments.

Description

This is a set of six volumes from the 'Oeuvres Completes de Voltaire', published in 1825. Voltaire's complete works or "Oeuvres Completes" consisted of 100 volumes. This listing is for six consecutive volumes of Voltaire's philosophy, all in French text, and dated M DCCC XXV (1825.) These six books are in genuine antique condition, as you can see from the photos, the spines are delicate and have sustained some damage. The pages have 'age spots' and edge discoloration which adds to their charm and authenticity. I've left them exactly as I found them because they're authentic. They need to be handled with respect for their age and condition. The books are all complete with no loose pages and are completely readable. The volumes are as follows: Volume 43 - Tome I: Philosophie: This volume has Voltaire's 'Remarques sur Les pensées de M. Pascal' - Remarks on the thoughts of Pascal (1728-1778), Metaphysical Treaties, Extracts on the Sentiments of Jean Meslier (1762) and Homelies. Volume 44 - Tome II: Philosophie: Le Philosophe Ignorant (1766.) The Ignorant Philosopher is an exploration of what we know and can know about the world, and what practical impact this knowledge should have on our lives. It resembles Descartes’ Discourse on Method (1637), providing a first-person narrative outlining his doubts, and how he overcame them in pursuit of the truth. Along the way he discusses the blunders of philosophy and the absurdities of religion; along with innate ideas and whether morality is universal. Volume 45 - Tome III: Philosophie: Discours de L'Empereur Julien, Contre les Chrétiens (1768). Voltaire's work on the speech of the Emperor Julian, against the Christians. Volume 46 - Tome IV: Philosophie: Collection d'Anciens Evangiles ou Moments du Premier Siècle du Christianisme (1769.) Voltaire's writings on the First Gospels and First Century of Christianity. Volume 47 - Tome V: Philosophie: La Bible par Plusieurs Aumoniers (1776.) Voltaire's writings on the Old Testament with chapters on Genesis, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy and Ruth. Volume 48 - Tome VI: Rois (Kings): This is the last volume of Voltaire's philosophy works and consists of chapters on the Old Testament and its Prophets, such as Daniel and Ezechiel. It continues the history of the Hebrews and moves into the New Testament. If you choose to stand them up (like a normal library shelf) then you need a space 21cms/ 8¼" high x 18cms/ 7" long and 13cms/ 5" deep. They weigh 3.2 kgs/ 7 lbs altogether. Sign up at the bottom of the homepage on our website: https://www.tiggyandpip.com to receive our newsletter and discount/sales offers. We have almost the complete 100 volumes of this collection if you'd like to take a look at some more.

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