Voltaire and the Calas Case (Signed copy)

Signed by Edna Nixon


Edna Nixon


Victor Gollancz, London, 1961
Voltaire and the Calas Case (Signed copy)Voltaire and the Calas Case (Signed copy)Voltaire and the Calas Case (Signed copy)

Printing Details

First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 14.5cm, 224pp .

Signed and dedicated by Edna Nixon to the ffep.

On March 9th, 1762, in Toulouse, a Huguenot merchant was broken on the wheel for a crime that he had not committed. “It is because I am a man,” declared Voltaire, that he undertook the defence of the unhappy Calas family. Edna Nixon's account of the case which, she states, produced a drastic reform of the French judicial system.


The book is in very good condition, the dustwrapper a little faded to the spine and chipped to the spine ends. It has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve.



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