Montaigne's Essays. Michel de Montaigne.
Montaigne's Essays

Montaigne's Essays. John Florio's translation. Edited by J.I.M. Stewart.

London: The Nonesuch Press, 1931. 8vo. 2 volumes, set. Limited edition of 1375 sets (475 for Random House in the USA). #87. Original full niger morocco, flexibly sewn, with green oval in centre of each front cover placed within gilt surround and lettered gilt, 'Que scay-je?'. Raised bands on spine. Green title label on second panel down the spine. All edges untrimmed. Top edge gilt on the rough. Green endpapers. Printed by R. & R. Clark on Pannekoek mould-made paper watermarked 'Nonesuch'. In green paper-covered card slipcase as issued. Covers a bit rubbed with some darkening along the edges and mottling to the boards. Very good +. Item #4431

Based on the third, corrected edition of Florio's translation from 1632. The first edition of 1603 was used by Shakespeare.

Price: £180.00

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