The Folio Society, London, 2011.
This is a wonderfully lavish limited edition (#995 of only 1000 copies) of Voltaire’s best-loved work, translated by Tobias Smollett and with an introduction by Booker Prize-winning author Julian Barnes.
Most importantly, it is beautifully illustrated by the incomparable Quentin Blake and SIGNED BY BLAKE.
Bound in full Nigerian goatskin leather with a block design also by Blake, this is one of the most collectible items ever issued by Folio. Our copy is in as-new condition and housed in a grey slipcase which is also immaculate. A must.