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Candide

by Voltaire; illustrated by Rockwell Kent

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New York: Random House, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. near fine. Spectacular hand-colored edition of Candide (1 of 95), issued to celebrate the inauguration of Bennett Cerf's new company, Random House. The logo for Random House, used to this day, comes from the final illustration in the book, by Rockwell Kent, depicting an idealized country home filled with the ideas of the Enlightenment. No slipcase. A beautiful book. 4to, handsomely rebound in 1/2 tan morocco over the original patterned cloth (which is very fresh). New York: Random House, 1928. A near fine copy with just a couple of minor spots in the margins, no bumps or tears. See photos.

Synopsis

Candide, ou l'Optimisme (in French) is a French satire written in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. The novella has been widely translated, with English versions titled Candide: or, All for the Best (1759); Candide: or, The Optimist (1762); and Candide: or, Optimism (1947). The novella begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism (or simply optimism) by his tutor, Pangloss.

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Bookseller
Blue Sky Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
6045
Title
Candide
Author
Voltaire; illustrated by Rockwell Kent
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1928

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Fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...
Rebound
A book in which the pages have been bound into a covering replacing the original covering issued by the publisher.
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
Morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...
Bumps
Indicates that the affected part of the book has been impacted in such a way so as to cause a flattening, indention, or light...

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