Oct 12, 2023 - Sale 2648

Sale 2648 - Lot 81

Price Realized: $ 4,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 9,000
Montaigne, Michel de (1533-1592)
The Essayes, or Morall, Politike, and Millitarie Discourses.

London: Printed by Val. Sims for Edward Blount, 1603.

Small folio, first English edition, translated from the French by John Florio (1553?-1625), first word of title is xylographic, title page information continues on verso; three parts in one volume with two divisional title pages; lacking Lll2, final leaf of errata (Lll1 first leaf of errata present) and blank Qq4; preliminary signature ¶2 present in this copy following A8 (frequently lacking); bound in 18th century paneled sheepskin boards, rebacked and re-edged, original sides laid back down; old leather sides becoming cracked and lifting, especially on front board; title page and a few preliminary leaves with edge repairs to the paper; occasional staining to contents, 10 5/8 x 7 1/8 in.

STC 18041; Pforzheimer 378; Langland to Wither 102; ESTC S111839.

Ex libris Christopher Clark Geest (1936-2023)