Paris: Chez Méquignon Junior, 1826/1805. Twelfth edition/ Sixth edition. Hardcover. 12mo. Vol.1: (xliv) 388pp. Vol.2: 464pp. Vol.3: (x) 467pp. Period full brown mottled leather boards, with gilt ruling, tooling and lettering on the spines. Red labels on the spine of the first and third volumes. Blue marbled endpapers. This is mixed set combining volumes from the 12th edition of 1826 (1st and 3rd volumes) and the 6th edition of 1805 (2nd volume). The set is complete in three parts. The work is comprised of a series of letters written by various prominent European Jews, and on behalf of various Jewish communities (both Ashkenazi and Sephardic), to Voltaire, in defense against numerous written attacks on Jews and Judaism, by the famed French writer and philosopher. Table of contents included in all volumes. The 1826 volumes contain additional commentary sections. Text in French.
Bindings with some light rubbing and chipping to extremities. Covers with some light scratches and abrasions. Interior front cover and front free endpapers of vol.2 with some abrasions, light stains and worming. Vol.1 with some light staining along the bottom edge of the book block on the initial pages, as well as a drawing in pencil and period notes in ink. Vols. 1 and 3 with the ink stamp of a previous owner at the top of the half-titles. Volumes with some sporadic minor water stains. Book blocks still fairly tight, despite a few points of starting along gutters. Bindings and interiors in good+ to very condition overall. Bindings protected by modern mylar. g+ to vg-. Item #50788