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Daniel Good Rare Books and Engravings

1778 VOLTAIRE fine folio engraved portrait of Thomas Holloway

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Fine original etching by Thomas Holloway (1748-1827)

Large margined and in fine condition.

32 x 27 cm

Copper engraving, 1788.

Fine 18th Century portrait of one of the leading lights of the French Enlightenment. He was a writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his criticism of Christianity—especially the Roman Catholic Church—and of slavery, as well as his advocacy of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and separation of church and state.