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Voltaire, 1694-1778, author.

The princess of Babylon / by M. de Voltaire ; with decorations by Thomas Lowinsky.

Additional Title(s):

Princesse de Babilone. English

London : The Nonesuch Press, MCMXXVII [1927]
Physical Description:
[8], 156, [2] pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PQ2082.P7 E5 1927
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Translation of La princesse de Babylone.
"Of this edition 1500 copies have been printed for sale in England and American by the Westminster Press upon Batchelor's Kelmscott hand-made paper. The translation is that of the Glasgow edition of 1769. The decorations have been designed by Thomas Lowinsky."--Colophon.
Dreyfus, J. History of the Nonesuch Press, 48
BEIN 1975 628: No. 974.
BEIN Hfd3 161: No. 1039.
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 389 of 1500. Bound in cream quarter parchment with maroon, blue and tan marbled boards.
Subject Terms:
Princesses -- Babylon (Extinct city) -- Fiction.
Private press books -- England -- London -- Specimens.
Wood engravings -- 1927.
Private press books (Publishing) -- England -- London.
Lowinsky, Thomas, illustrator.
Nonesuch Press, publisher.
Westminster Press, printer.

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