Sale 20BP02 | Lot 15

MONTAIGNE, MICHEL EYQUEM DE [JOHN FLORIO, trans.] Essayes written in French by Michael Lord of Montaigne, Knight of the Order of S. Michael, gentleman of the French Kings chamber: done into English, according to the last French edition...

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MONTAIGNE, MICHEL EYQUEM DE [JOHN FLORIO, trans.]  Essayes written in French by Michael Lord of Montaigne, Knight of the Order of S. Michael, gentleman of the French Kings chamber: done into English, according to the last French edition...

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Lot 15
MONTAIGNE, MICHEL EYQUEM DE [JOHN FLORIO, trans.] Essayes written in French by Michael Lord of Montaigne, Knight of the Order of S. Michael, gentleman of the French Kings chamber: done into English, according to the last French edition...
London: Melch. Bradwood for Edward Blount and William Barret, 1613. Second edition in English. 17th or early 18th century calf with an ornate gilt roll, neatly rebacked, all edges speckled red, housed in a modern cloth slipcase. 11 1/4 x 7 inches (28.5 x 18 cm); [xii], 630 pp., collating A-2L^(6) 2O-3I^(6), K^(4) [-K4, blank] (pagination continuous, as in all copies 2M was not used by the printer); engraved portrait of Montaigne on A6v engraved by William Hole (this does not appear in the first edition). Binding worn with extensive restoration, but presenting well overall; the title leaf backed and a little soiled (but apparently not supplied), and several closed tears (and a tiny wormhole) in signature A, one of these tears entering the text without loss; otherwise, a few rust spots, some very occasional staining etc. but generally quite a clean, unwashed copy internally. Lacks the terminal blank. The Holland House copy (bookplate on front endpaper).
The second edition contains the sonnet Concerning the Honor of Bookes. This was at one time attributed to Shakespeare but is now felt to be more more probably by Samuel Daniel. Grolier, Langland to Wither, 102. Pforzheimer 378 (Florio, 1st edition). STC 18042. ESTC S111840.


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Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Sold for $1,875 (includes buyer's premium)

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