1659 Scarce French Book set - Les Essais de Michel, Seigneur De Montaigne - Essays - Philosophy.
Author : MONTAIGNE (Michel de).
Title : Les Essais. Nouvelle édition exactement purgée des défauts des précédentes, selon le vray original; Et enrichie & augmentée (...). Ensemble la Vie de l'Autheur, & deux Tables, l'une des chapitres & l'autre des principales matières, de beaucoup plus ample et plus utile que celle des dernières éditions.
Language : Text in French.
Publisher : Amsterdam, Anthoine Michiels, 1659. Complete 3 volumes set.
Size : 6 " X 4 "
Pages : (52), 468 - (4), 708 -- (4), 510 , (78) pages.
Binding : Attractive and very good full morocco binding with Regnault de Savigny de Moncorps Family coat of arms and internal "dentelles" and unidentified monogram (hinges tight, overall slightly scuffed) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean).
Illustrations: Including a nice illustrated title page and a full page portrait specially added to this copy.
Estimate : (USD 2500 - USD 3500)
The book : Attractive, rare and very good 17th century edition of those Essays by Michel De Montaigne. 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.
The author : Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, Lord of Montaigne (28 February 1533 – 13 September 1592)was one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre. His work is noted for its merging of casual anecdotes and autobiography with intellectual insight. His massive volume Essais contains some of the most influential essays ever written.
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