(Cambridge: For Presentation to Members of the Roxburghe Club, 1981). 286 x 210 mm. (11 1/4 x 8 1/4"). 4 p.l., 20 pp.Edited, with an introduction, by Desmond Flower.
Maroon morocco over light brown cloth boards, top edge and titling on spine in gilt. Four facsimile leaves (printed recto and verso). Front pastedown with bookplate of Frederick Baldwin Adams, Jr., and this copy originally prepared for Adams (his name printed in red in the Roxburghe list as a way of indicating this). ◆In extremely fine condition.
A work comprising introduction, printed text, and facsimile of Voltaire's manuscript, namely, a fragment of an otherwise lost comedy by the sage, never publicly produced, but privately performed at the home of Voltaire's great friend, the Marquise du Châtelet, with the marquise herself in the title role. (ST9145i)