Very Good. , 677,  pp. 16mo. "Table des Matieres." Subtitle, "Exactement Purgee des Defauts des precedentes, selon le vray original." Original leather covers and spine are aged and lightly worn. Spine, with five raised bands, has faded gilt-decorated panels. Pasted-on dark red leather volume number and title. Volume number leather has a small portion of the left-hand side missing. Faint traces of gilt dentelles can still be seen on bands. 330 years of existence have left uniform edgewear and bumped corners. All page edges red. Inner front hinge cracked. Text, in French, is amazingly clean and tight.
Book thick8vo, trimmed to 21cm, [vii], [xxxii], 1039, 101, , pp., title-page vignette, head & initial letter decorations, in early quarter tan calf, real raisedbands, decorations in the panels, crushed leather label, gilt titles, marbled boards, new endpapers, small retangular chip from title page (2x3.2cm [name removed? ], early owner's name on title-page (1663), trimmedoccasionally affecting page titles, all edges stained red, a very goodattractive copy. (cgc) ~ An early edition Montaigne's "Essays", firstpublished in 1580 and 1588, his seminal collection of studies of thehuman mind in all its manifestations. First translated into English in1603, Montaigne's work is considered the foundation of the Englishessay.
Very Good. Book A good copy in the original binding of this well regarded edition of the famous essays. A complete three volume collection of 'Les Essais de Michel, Seigneur de Montaigne'. Written by Lord Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (February 1533 September 1592), one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance, known for popularising the essay as a literary genre and is popularly thought of as the father of Modern Skepticism. He became famous for his effortless ability to merge serious intellectual speculation with casual anecdotes and autobiographyand his massive volume Essais contains, to this day, some of the most widely influential essays ever written. Montaigne was the first to use the term essay to refer to a short discussion of a topic in prose. In Renaissance France, an essai indicated a trial or an attempt; the verb essayer meant apprendre, connatre par exprience, prouver (to learn, to learn from experience, to try out or undergo). Montaigne covers a wide range of topics, each of which is illustrated with anecdotes, proverbs, sayings and quotations from classical authors in his library. His essays interweave the philosophical and the personal, and each in some way conveys Montaignes own experience, often reflecting his desire to know and express the constantly changing self. (University of Viginia)Includes a frontispiece to Volume I. Complete in three Volumes. Nouvelle Edition. In French. Condition: In gilt full calf bindings. Externally, wornwithsome loss to the top and tail of the spines and the corners of the boards. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean with some spotting to the first and last pages and the odd spot within. An ink inscription has been left to the title page of Volume I. Overall Condition: GOOD.
Avec des Notes, & de nouvelles Tables des Matieres...par Pierrre Cost. Old ink annotations and book labels on each front pastedown (some offsetting to front free endpaper) and at gutter of title pages; joints cracked (cords still holding); extremities of spine chipped; corners worn. 3 vols. Engraved frontispiece portrait. 4to,
Very Good. Quarto. 3 volumes. Pp. , XV,  subscribers & table, 363, ,  index; [ii], -538,  index; [ii], -411,  index. Engraved frontis portrait, ornaments, and initials. Full mottled calf, recently rebacked with gilt ornaments between raised bands, gilt morocco labels. Minor surface wear and wear to extremities, some offsetting of portrait onto title, text lightly browned, very occasional marginal foxing; otherwise, a very nice clean set, in handsomely restored bindings. The First Edition of Montaigne's Essays edited by Pierre Coste [1668-1747], regarded as "l'une des plus belles et des meilleurs Úditions de Montaigne" [Tchemerzine, 1977, IV, 909]. In additon to his esteemed edition of Montaigne, Coste is also remembered for his French translations of the works of Locke and Shaftesbury, which were instrumental in introducing English thought to the Continental philosophers of the 18th century.
Good with no dust jacket. Three volume set. Marbled endpapers. Some wear to leather at spine extremities and corners. Some cracking in leather along spine edges. Some light surface rubbing to the boards, but overall fairly clean, attractive. End blanks are foxed. Some age-toning to pages, with just a bit of light scattered foxing. There is a small dampstain on the top corner of the last blank of V1, and to the lower fore-edge of the first blank of V3. Else pages clean. On the first blank of each volume is a blue inkstamp: "EX LIBRIS DE CAYROL", and the inked signature: "De Cayrol". Probably Louis-Nicolas-Jean-Joachim de Cayrol.; 11 x 8-1/2"
Good with no dust jacket. 1100 (ca), worn and soiled brown HB with gold lettering on black patch on gold-designed, ribbed spine with hand-marbled end pages; Book edges/weak hinges but book intact/split along each side of spine with tears at corners/some abrasions on front cover/text i.
Les essais de Michel seigneur de Montaigne.
by Michel de Montaigne, John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress)
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