This complement to the Corpus des notes marginales series reproduces marginalia by Voltaire found in works outside of his personal library in both printed books and manuscripts. It occupies a unique place within the series as some of the texts included therein were annotated by Voltaire not for his own use but for friends, acquaintances and correspondents. The volume therefore offers a rare glimpse at marginalia whose chief purpose was to impress a certain image of Voltaire himself upon the recipients of the annotated works. A retrospective introduction to the Corpus des notes marginales de Voltaire series provides a fascinating portrait of Voltaire as a reader.
Contributors: Samuel Bailey, Jean Dagen, Ethel Groffier, John R. Iverson, Edouard Langille, Christiane Mervaud, Christophe Paillard, Jean-Alexandre Perras, Gillian Pink, John Renwick, Alain Sandrier, Gerhardt Stenger, Gemma Tidman, David Williams, Irina Zaïtseva
- Title145. Notes et écrits marginaux conservés hors de la Bibliothèque nationale de Russie
- Year of publication2019