Nixon, Edna VOLTAIRE AND THE CALAS CASE
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1961. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild uniform tanning to pages, else nearly fine, in red boards with gilt spine titling; in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket that shows moderate tanning to spine, nicking, edgewear, a few tiny spots of stain.
Voltaire's Dreyfus-like effort to open up a trial for the merchant Calas, wrongly convicted and executed for the murder of his son. "Combines the glow of historical scholarship with the kick of a psychological thriller."--Edgar Lustgarten.