Lot 16MONTAIGNE, MICHEL EYQUEM DE
Les Essais de Michel Seigneur de Montaigne, Edition nouvelle..." Paris: Claude Rigaud, 1617. The Paris issue (others of the same edition are known for Antwerp, etc.). Period calf gilt, all edges speckled, modern slipcase. 9 1/4 x 7 inches (23.5 x 17 cm); 24, 1089,  pp., 40 pp. index, 24 pp. concordance. Light wear, binding attractive overall, heavy ink flourish on the partially engraved title and a2, some spotting and toning, leaves of annotations laid-in; together with Les essais de Michel Seigneur de Montaigne ... Edition nouvelle enrichie d'anotations en marge. corrigée & aug[m]entée ... avec ... la vie de l'Autheur extraite de ses propres escrits... [Rouen: ?Nicholas Angot, 1619 or ?Jean Berthelin, 1627 or 1641]. Mottled calf of the period, marbled endpapers, edges red. 6 3/8 x 4 inches (16.5 x 10.5 cm); [xiv] (of xvi) pp., 1091 pp., 40 pp. index, 24 pp. ; engraved title with portrait of Montaigne and two columns etc., portrait of Montaigne laid in. Neatly rebacked, the imprint excised from the circular cartouche and repaired with old paper (but unquestionably an early 17th century Rouen edition; the title design and text are specific to these), lacking a8, probably an engraved portrait, occasional marginalia, one leaf interleaved with a sheet of annotations. Due to uncertainties of collation in the second work due to the previously notedtitle defect, the lot sold as-is.
The first work is Brunet III, 1837, where it is stated that this work was issued with various title pages, depending on the vendor. The Antwerp edition is most commonly found (which is Sayce & Maskell 19).
C The Estate of Herman Steinberg
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