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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 1759 English edition was taken directly from the popular French translation of Pierre Coste.

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1759 ENGLISH ed Essays Montaigne French Renaissance Philosophy Highlander OWNED

 

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 1759 English edition was taken directly from the popular French translation of Pierre Coste.

 

Item number: #20533

Price: $750

 

MONTAIGNE, Michel de

 

Essays

 

London : Printed for S. and E. Ballard, M. DCC. LIX. [1759].

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 3 volumes
    • I – [28], 441 (i.e. 414), [26]
    • II – [4], 608, [36]
    • III – [4], 468, [28]
  • Provenance: Armorial Bookplate – Capt. Campbell Kilberry
    • Major Colin Campbell, 7th of Kilberry (c. 1721-1798). Clan Campbell is a Highland Scottish clan. Historically one of the largest and most powerful of the Highland clans, their lands were in Argyll and the chief of the clan became the Earl and later Duke of Argyll. Motto: NE OUBLIE PAS
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~8.5in X 5.5in (21.5cm x 14cm)

 

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20533

Category

Philosophy

Authors

MONTAIGNE, Michel de

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete