1888 Rare Victorian Book - The Complete Works of Michel De Montaigne Comprising His Essays
Author : Montaigne, Michael (Michel) De; Hazlitt, Willaim (ed and bio)
Title : The Complete Works of Michael De Montaign Comprising His Essays, Letters and His Journey Through Germany and Italy. Together with A Comprehensive Life and Side and Foot Notes from All the Commentators, Fully Explanatory of the Text; Bio and Biblio, Etc.
Publisher : New York: Worthington Co., 1888.
Language : Text in English
Size : 10 " X 6.5 "
Pages : 686 pages
Binding : Attractive and Very good full decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, rare staining and foxing)
Illustrations : Including full page portrait and illustrations.
Estimation : (USD 200 - USD 350)
The book : Rare and very attractive victorian edition of The Essays (French: Essais) of Michel de Montaigne in 107 chapters of varying length. 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 serious intellectual insight; his massive volume Essais contains some of the most influential essays ever written.
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