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Papers of Giles Barber relating to Candide, ou L'Optimisme , 1959-1984 and n.d. [c.1960-1983]

MS. 9101/40

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  1. Typescript of ‘Voltaire et la présentation typographique de Candide’, [published in Trasmissione dei testi a stampa nel periodo moderno, [I], 1985] and related correspondence and papers, including correspondence with libraries and other organisations holding editions and copies of Voltaire’s Candide, ou l’Optimisme (1759), notes on comparisons of these, and photocopies of printers’ ornaments used and extracts from Candide and related publications, some annotated, 1959-1984 and n.d. [c.1960-1980]
  2. 'Candide variants observed [19]83', notes, mainly regarding bindings of copies of Candide in libraries in Paris, Antwerp, Brussels, and Bloomington, Indiana, 1983-1984
  3. 'Survey of copies of the first edition of CANDIDE', comprising a 'Register of points' to be checked and an annotated photocopy of Candide, 1759, relating to these, n.d. [c.1983]
  4. '1759 Candide', correspondence and papers relating to comparisons of first editions of Candide, 1984
  5. 'Voltaire: Candide, Plastic collating overlays of the first (Geneva) edition ?from copy in the Taylorian', paper copies of overlays, n.d. [c.1980]


  • 1959-1984 and n.d. [c.1960-1983]


1 box (5 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 9101/40

Repository Details

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