Lot 20MONTAIGNE, MICHEL EYQUEM DE
[A group of volumes]. Les Essais ... avec des notes, & de nouvelles Tables des Matieres ... Par Pierre Coste. Paris: Par La Societé, 1725. Three volumes, 19th century French calf gilt, in modern slipcase. 11 x 8 1/4 inches (27.5 x 21 cm); [cii], 364, 14 pp.; [ii], 540,  pp.; [ii], 413,  pp.; portrait frontispiece in the first volume of Montaigne. Bindings rebacked preserving original spines, but joints again separated, spines worn. Portion of preface in the first volume bumped, with losses to upper corner of margin; Les Essais... Amsterdam [but actually Lyon]: Aux Depens de la Compagnie, 1781. Three volumes, marbled calf of the period, all edges red. 6 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches (6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches); lxxxiv, 543,  pp.; [iv], 820 pp.; [iv], 663,  pp.; portrait in volume I. Joint in first volume starting but holding, else in attractive condition; 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; The Essays. Boston: Riverside Press, 1901. One of 265 sets. Three volumes, quarter linen over marbled boards. 14 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches (36.5 x 21 cm); designed by Bruce Rogers, printed with the Montaigne typeface that he designed for the work. Lacking the cases and jackets, spines somewhat toned, some minor foxing at beginning and end, still a sound and attractive copy; and Montaigne's Essay on Friendship & XXIX Sonnets. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1915. Original boards. Light wear. N.B. The group sold as is, not subject to return.
C The Estate of Herman Steinberg
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