Chef-D'Oeuvres Dramatique de Voltaire. Tome Second Hardcover 1808 Wedgwood Estate Bookplate - Catherine Wedgewood - Daughter Josiah


Title: Chef-D'Oeuvres Dramatique de Voltaire. Tome Second

Author: Voltaire

Description: Leather blind stamped and gilt ruled. Boards worn. The finish from the spine is gone. 306, [1] pp. 5.25 x 3.5 inches. French language.

Contents: Discours sur la tragedie (a Mylord Bolingbroke); Brutus; Merope; Le Fanatisme, ou Mahomet le Prophete (prefaced with Lettre au Roi de Prusse).

Bookplate for "Catherine Wedgwood / Parkfield." Catherine "Kitty" Wedgwood (1774-1823) was the daughter of Josiah Wedgwood, the founder of Wedgwood pottery company; she was also the aunt of Charles Darwin. Parkfield became the Wedgwood home when Josiah's widow Sarah and their two youngest daughters, Catherine and Sarah, moved there in 1802. Catherine never married. As with other members of the family she was involved in the anti-slavery movement.

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Fair

Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Depot general des Nouveautes, sur le Pont-Neuf

Place: Paris

Year: 1808

ISBN: n/a

Language: French

Keywords: Darwin, Wedgwood, Parkfield, drama,

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