Published by the Folio Society, London in 2006.
The books are in excellent condition and is a set of three matching volumes, dark blue buckram spines with paper sides hand-marbled by Ann Muir, together in one matching blue slipcase. There is a small inscription of the previous owner on the endpaper.
The Essays of Michel de Montaigne are contained in three books and 107 chapters of varying length. They were originally written in Middle French and were originally published in the Kingdom of France. Montaigne's stated design in writing, publishing and revising the Essays over the period from approximately 1570 to 1592 was to record "some traits of my character and of my humours".
Montaigne's Essays by John Florio
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