Sale 20BP02 | Lot 17

MONTAIGNE, MICHEL EYQUEM DE [FLORIO, JOHN-trans.] The Essays.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps
MONTAIGNE, MICHEL EYQUEM DE [FLORIO, JOHN-trans.]  The Essays.

Lot Details

Lot 17
MONTAIGNE, MICHEL EYQUEM DE [FLORIO, JOHN-trans.] The Essays.
Boston: Riverside Press, 1901. One of 265 sets, this copy 61. Three volumes, quarter linen over marbled boards in original paper jackets and publisher's clamshell cases. 14 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches (36.5 x 21 cm); designed by Bruce Rogers, printed with the Montaigne typeface that he designed for the work. Some wear and soiling to cases, but an exceptionally fresh set overall, retaining the spare labels at the ends of the volumes.
Based on a Nicholas Jenson design used in the 1470 Eusebius, the Montaigne face did not wholly please Rogers in the end, although it remains a handsome and highly legible type, today overshadowed by the designer's Centaur face, which used the same Jenson model. The work is quite scarce in the jackets and cases of issue. Warde 33 etc.


C The Estate of Herman Steinberg

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Sold for $500 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Sold for $500 (includes buyer's premium)

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Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

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