Berlin: C F Henning, 1751.
First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #BOOKS000541I
Vellum darkened and with some surface cracking, light extremity wear; light foxing. No half-title pages. Errata page for both volumes bound at end of Vol I. Two custom owners' bookplates in first volume. Solid hardcovers. ; French language. Half vellum binding with marbled boards. Two of two volumes, complete. Bengesco, I, 1178. This work was the most researched and carefully prepared of Voltaire's works. He began work on this project in 1734 while at the Chateau Cirey, put it aside in 1738, and resumed work on it in 1750. First Edition, First Printing of Voltaire's pioneering historical study of the age of King Louis XIV, published while Voltaire was resident at the court of King Frederick II of Prussia.; [xii], 488,  errata; [ii], 466 in 2v pages.