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Le cri du sang innocent
Bib ID 2264417
Format BookBook
Author
Voltaire, 1694-1778
 
Description [Geneva? : s.n.], 1775 
37, [1] p. ; 20 cm. (8vo) 
Notes

Written by Voltaire. Cf. Barbier, A.A. Ouvrages anonymes, v. I, col. 817.

Part of a continuing campaign by Voltaire to clear the name of the Chevalier de La Barre, who was tried and executed for, among other things, failing to kneel for a religious procession.

Signed at end: D'Etallonde de Morival. As a youth, Gaillard d'Etallonde was tried and convicted with La Barre. He fled to Prussia before the trial, however, and escaped execution. He later adopted the name Morival.

Suggested place of publication from Bengesco, G. Voltaire, v. II, p. 310. Bibliotheque nationale. Catalogue general, v. CCXIV, col. 1480 states that this edition may have been printed in Lausanne.

"Au roi tres-chretien, en son conseil" (p. [3]-23) has caption title and is signed at end: A Neufchatel, ce 30 juin 1775.

"Precis de la procedure d'Abbeville" (p. 24-37) has caption title.

Head-piece.

Final page is blank.

Cited In

Bengesco 1846

BN CCXIV, 4198

Subjects Gaillard d'Etallonde, - M., - 18th century - Trials, litigation, etc.  |  La Barre, Jean Francois Lefevre, - chevalier de, - 1747-1766 - Trials, litigation, etc.  |  Trials (Blasphemy) - France - Abbeville - 18th century.

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