VOLTAIRE, Francois Marie Arouet. Candide and other Romances by Voltaire. Translated by Richard Aldington with an Introduction & Notes, illustrated by Norman Tealby. London and New York: John Lane the Bodley Head and Dodd, Mead and Company, .
8vo, original black cloth illustrated and lettered in gilt, illustrated dust-wrappers; decorative end papers; black-and-white illustrated plates and in text; pp. xxxiii, [i], 220; wrappers a little chipped at margins, endpapers lightly toned; a very good copy.
Second printing (first, 1928) of this beautifully produced and introduced Candide.
The novel has a long history with controversy, with the book being banned, first by the religious and political figures of Voltaire’s native France, and eventually the United States. It features a Pope who has children, a homosexual Jesuit and an inquisitor's liason with a mistress, among other scandalous themes.