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Lettre philosophique, by Voltaire

Keywords:  Anti-Clerical Works, Collected works, Erotic works, Irreligious works, Libertine texts, Literature, Miscellaneous essays, Poetry, Pornographic works, Satirical works, Sceptical works

Parisian category: Polygraphes anciens & modernes

Illegality:  Darnton’s Corpus (491 copies requested in 43 orders); Joseph II’s Index (Austrian Empire, 1788)

Acquired:  570 full copies

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Full title: Lettre philosophique, par M. de V*** avec plusieurs pièces galantes et nouvelles de différents auteurs
Edition type (by origin): Place of publication unknown
Author(s): Voltaire
Secondary author(s): Bussy-Rabutin, Roger [de]; Piron, Alexis
Language(s): French
Publication: n.pl. [?]
Details: 1 volume
STN Livres philosophiques
Notes: Attribution - edition(s) not identified, several produced. Manuscript information gives 'lettres philosophiques' and 'lettres philosophiques de Voltaire', which probably indicates the 'Lettre philosophique par M. de V***', a compilation first published in 1738 and reprinted many times in the second half of the eighteenth century, rather than Voltaire's 'lettres philosophiques' of 1734. The contents of different editions varied, but usually included numerous pieces by Voltaire. See Darnton 'Corpus'.