La Pucelle d'Orleans

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La Pucelle d'Orleans
Additional title: Abregé de l'histoire de Jeanne Darc
Voltaire, 1694-1778 (Author)

Martin J. Gross Collection of selected manuscripts of Voltaire 1727-1778

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1750 - 1759 (Approximate)
Library locations
Rare Book Division
Shelf locator: *KGV (Voltaire. Pucelle. 1750 ) 08-40
Joan, of Arc, Saint, 1412-1431
Content: 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 Description
Extent: 1 v. (333 p.) ; 24 cm. (4to)
Binding: 18th-century dark red morocco, gilt.
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.
Type of Resource
RLIN/OCLC: 191602893
Barcode: 33433064341088
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16776589
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 878e63b0-01c5-0135-0550-3c07547a230f
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Item timeline of events

  • 1694: Creator Born
  • 1750: Created (Approximate)
  • 1778: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2018: Found by you!
  • 2019

MLA Format

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "La Pucelle d'Orleans" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1750 - 1759.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "La Pucelle d'Orleans" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 21, 2018.

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Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. (1750 - 1759). La Pucelle d'Orleans Retrieved from

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La Pucelle d'Orleans