Lot 14
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Montaigne, Michel de

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Les Essais ... Édition nouvelle trouvée aprè le deceds de l'Autheur, reveuë et augmentée par luy d'un tiers plus qu'aux précédentes Impressions. Paris: Abel l'Angelier, 1595

Folio (12 7/8 x 8 1/8 in.; 328 x 206 mm). Woodcut printer's device on title, headpiece and decorative woodcut initials, errata in second state (2 columns of 25 & 24 lines); somewhat browned throughout obscuring some contemporary marginal notes and signature in upper margin of title, some occasional spotting. 18th-century calf, blind-ruled border, gilt-stamped supralibros on both covers, spine gilt, dentelles, edges gilt; rebacked with original spine laid down, a few stains and mends.

Provenance

Carl Georg Heinrich von Hoym (supralibros)

Literature

Tchemerzine VIII, 408; Sayce & Maskell 7b; P. Desan, Bibliotheca Desaniana: Catalogue Montaigne (2011), p. 50

Catalogue Note

First edition prepared by Marie Le Jars de Gournay (1565-1645), the author's spiritual heir, who established the definitive text, with her long preface and the authors "Avis au Lecteur."
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