May 05, 2022 - Sale 2603

Sale 2603 - Lot 107

Price Realized: $ 8,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 2,500
Montaigne, Michel de (1533-1592)
Essayes Written in French [...] Done into English, according to the last French edition, by John Florio.

London: by Bradwood for Blount & Barret, 1613.

Second English edition, small folio, woodcut headpieces on main and divisional title, full page engraved portrait of Montaigne by William Hole bound opposite title, bound in full contemporary calf; spine ruled in gilt compartments with original label and gilt armorial stamp on a second label with the Northumberland crest, perhaps bound for Henry Percy, 9th Early Northumberland (1564-1632); headcap chipped with loss of endband, binding rubbed, with losses of leather to corner tips, minor loss along board edges in a few places, final blank present, 11 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.

STC 18042; ESTC S111840.

From the Ken Rapoport Collection.