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First published in 1580, the Essays of Michel de Montaigne were a collection of essays and writings on a variety of topics and content. Montaigne was rather decisive in his rhetoric and used various Ancient Greek, Latin, and Italian texts as examples and references, such as Lucretius and Plutarch quotations. Montaigne himself stated that the goal of his essays was to describe man with ‘utter frankness and honesty.’ According to the scholar Paul Oskar Kristeller,

“the writers of the period were keenly aware of the miseries and ills of our earthly existence.”

 

Montaigne sought to break man down into his basic features, which, at the time, was extreme volatility. He wrote on marriage being an absolute necessity for raising children, but he also quoted, in the ‘Essays,’ that “Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out”.

 

This 1727 French edition was edited by Pierre Coste and printed in five leather tomes.

 

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1727 Essays of Michel de Montaigne French Renaissance Philosophy Humanism Coste

 

First published in 1580, the Essays of Michel de Montaigne were a collection of essays and writings on a variety of topics and content. Montaigne was rather decisive in his rhetoric and used various Ancient Greek, Latin, and Italian texts as examples and references, such as Lucretius and Plutarch quotations. Montaigne himself stated that the goal of his essays was to describe man with ‘utter frankness and honesty.’ According to the scholar Paul Oskar Kristeller,

“the writers of the period were keenly aware of the miseries and ills of our earthly existence.”

 

Montaigne sought to break man down into his basic features, which, at the time, was extreme volatility. He wrote on marriage being an absolute necessity for raising children, but he also quoted, in the ‘Essays,’ that “Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out”.

 

This 1727 French edition was edited by Pierre Coste and printed in five leather tomes.

 

Item number: #19058

Price: $750

 

MONTAIGNE, Michel de

 

Essais de Michel seigneur de Montagne. Donnez sue les editions les plus anciennes & les plus correctes: augmentez de plusieurs lettres de l’auteur … avec des notes ; & une table generale des matieres plus utile que celles qui avoient paru jusqu’ici. Par Pierre Coste

 

A La Haye : Chez P. Gosse & J. Neaulme, 1727.

 

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  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 5 volumes
    • I – [2], XXXVI, [4], 652
    • II – [4], 596
    • III – [4], 476
    • IV – [4], 583, [1]
    • V – [4], 422
  • Provenance: Armorial Bookplate
    • Robert Berkeley, Esqr.
      • Robert Berkeley (1713–1804) was an English political writer, who is assumed also to be a significant activist for Catholic emancipation of the 1770s. He was presumed to have been behind the petition to George III, by Catholic nobility and gentry, presented in 1778 that led to the Papists Act of 1778. He was also the great-great-grandson of Sir Robert Berkeley (1584–1656), an English judge and politician who was impeached by the Long Parliament for high treason and was imprisoned in the Tower of London after he gave his judicial opinion in favor of the legality of Ship-Money. The Berkeley family is an ancient English noble family and is one of only three families in England that can trace its patrilineal descent back to Anglo-Saxon times. Motto: DIEU AVEC NOUS
    • Thomas Heath, Merchant of Exeter
      • Thomas Heath (1705-1759) was a merchant and alderman in Exeter; he was later appointed Sheriff, then Mayor of Exeter in 1738 and 1749.
    • Language: French
    • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
    • Size: ~6.75in X 4in (17cm x 10cm)

 

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19058

Category

Philosophy

Authors

MONTAIGNE, Michel de

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete