Essays of Michael, Seigneur de Montaigne. Volume I and II.
MONTAIGNE, [Michel de]; COTTON, Charles (trans.)
Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592) was a philosopher of the French Renaissance and is a significant figure in the historical development of the essay as a literary form. While this set is missing a volume, it does contain 94 of his essays including: "All things have their season," "Of the Roman Grandeur," "Of the Inconstancy of our actions,", "Of Books," "Of Solitude," " "Of Ancient Customs," "That the hour of Parley is dangerous," and "Of Lyars."
- Publisher: M. Gillyflower and W. Hensman, R. Wellington, and H. Hindmarsh
- Edition: Third Edition
- Date Published: 1800
- Place Published: London
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: Good
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: No
- Jacket Condition: n/a
Vols. 1 & 2 ONLY (of a three book set). , 555p; , 728p. 18.5 cm full leather bindings with raised bands and gilt on spines. Misbound set. Vol. 1 bound as Vol. 2 and Vol. 2 bound as vol. 1 with vol. 2 title page. Front board detached form vol. 2 (bound as vol. 1). Ex-library with labels and bookplates on endpapers. Leather scuffed with wear along hinges, edges, bumped corners. Some wormhole damage but text remains readable. Some browning but pages remains mostly clean. Sold "as-is."