Lot 165 of 338:
Essais de Michel de Montaigne, 1793  

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Title:
Essais de Michel de Montaigne
Author:
Montaigne, Michel de
Place:
Paris
Publisher:
Jean Serviere and Jean-Fran├žois Bastien
Date:
1793
Description:

3 volumes. Text in French. [4], xxiv, 492; [6], 732; [4], 603 pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece in Volume I. (8vo) 20x12.5 cm (8x5"), uniformly bound in period marbled calf tooled in gilt, lettered in gilt on morocco spine labels, all edges gilt, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers.

The Essays of Michel de Montaigne are contained in three books and 107 chapters of varying length. They were originally written in Middle French and were originally published in the Kingdom of France. Montaigne's stated design in writing, publishing and revising the Essays over the period from approximately 1570 to 1592 was to record "some traits of my character and of my humours." The Essays were first published in 1580 and cover a wide range of topics. 

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Condition:
Rubbing with light abrasions, corners lightly bumped, boards slightly bowed; mild ripple to leaves, hints of foxing; very good.
 
Item number:
309925
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