4to, pp. 176; black & white plates; clean copy; black boards, white pictorial dustjacket; a fine copy in a fine jacket.
US $252 €203
First English edition, reproducing the French edition of 1983 with an updated chronology and a textual rather than pictorial caption list.
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First edition, signed by Weber in black pen on the title-page.
VOLTAIRE. FLOWER, Desmond, ed.
Thérèse, a fragment.
Edited with an introduction by Desmond Flower. The Roxburghe Club, 1981. A facsimile reproduction, with transcription, of the eight pages of autograph manuscript which are all that survive of Therèse, a play written when Voltaire was nearing the height of his powers. Desmond Flower’s introduction outlines the circumstances of the play’s creation and considers why it was never publicly performed.