La Pucelle d'OrleansAdditional title: Abregé de l'histoire de Jeanne Darc
NamesVoltaire, 1694-1778 (Author)
Martin J. Gross Collection of selected manuscripts of Voltaire 1727-1778
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1750 - 1759 (Approximate)
Library locationsRare Book DivisionShelf locator: *KGV (Voltaire. Pucelle. 1750 ) 08-40
TopicsJoan, of Arc, Saint, 1412-1431
NotesContent: Binder's title: Histoir[e] de Jeanne d'Arc.Content: Unpaged. Four blank leaves at beginning and 21 at end not included in count.Ownership: Mr. Sanlot de Bospin, fermier gen[ér]al (armorial bookplate); E libris Roberti Marchionis de Crewe (armorial bookplate; also bears his interlocked C-reversed C label). Inscription on front flyleaf, largely obliterated except for "à Londres." Inscription on verso of free front endpaper, in an unidentified hand: "Rare manuscript formerly the property of Mr. de Voltaire, who presented it to one of the Royal Princes, before it was printed."Statement of responsibility: par Mr. de Voltaire.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 v. (333 p.) ; 24 cm. (4to)Binding: 18th-century dark red morocco, gilt.
Description Version in 15 cantos, corresponding to the earliest printed (unauthorized) eds., 1755, with place of publication given as Louvain (actually Frankfort am Main) or Paris (actually Amsterdam), 1755. Of the mss. described by Vercruysse, the present most closely resembles his siglum D (Institut et musée Voltaire MSV 49), a version in 12 cantos in the hand of Marie-Louise Denis, produced after 1742 and with numerous variants from the pirated eds. Cf. Vercruysse, p. 89-90.
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IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 191602893Barcode: 33433064341088NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16776589Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 878e63b0-01c5-0135-0550-3c07547a230f
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