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[VOLTAIRE], Souvenirs de Madame de Caylus, 1770

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Souvenirs de Madame de Caylus. 

Amsterdam, Marc Michel Rey, 1770.

16mo (150x92 mm), (4)-252 pages.  binding : Contemporary full calf, gilt-decorated flat spine. Paper with light waterstains. 

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Edition published the same year as the original edition.
Bengesco [II, pp.415-417] comments at length on the difference between this edition and that of Geneva at Robert. The text in Rey's edition goes as far as the hardback edition of the Robert edition except for the last sentence. S

ome hypotheses suggest that it was Diderot who had this Amsterdam edition published, whereas Madame de Caylus's manuscript had been passed from hand to hand for several years. However, a few rare copies have a 22-page notebook with a preface by Voltaire which is absent from our copy [cf. Bengesco].

references: Bengesco [II, p.417 "Le texte des dernières pages de l'édition de M-M Rey est conduit aussi loin que dans l'édition non cartonnée de Genève, à l'exception cependant de cette dernière phrase"].

Price : 200 €

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