La Bible Enfin Expliquee par Plusieurs Aumoniers de S. M. L. R. D. P.


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One of the last major works of the French philosopher Voltaire, satirizing both Jewish and Christian scripture. His title is ironic as he does not seek to "explain" the Bible so much as he portrays it as absurd and contradictory. "S. M. L. R. D. P." stands for "Sa Majeste le Roi de Pologne" or "de Prusse". Despite the publication city given as London it is more likely to have been Geneva. French text.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: n/a
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1776
  • Place Published: Londres [Geneva]
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    2 vols. 274; 275-550 p. 21 cm. Full leather with gilt trim on edges. Corners bumped. Bookplates for "Lord Northwick" on both front pastedowns. Volume 2 has small hole in front loose endpaper. Pages are bright white and some pages uncut.

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