MONTAIGNE (Michel de).

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MONTAIGNE (Michel de).
Les Essais. Nouvelle édition exactement purgée des défauts des précédentes, selon le vray original. Paris, Jean-Baptiste Loyson, 1652. In-folio, granite calf, double gilt fillet, spine decorated, speckled edges (contemporary binding). A good edition, based on that of 1635, with translations of quotations placed opposite the text for the first time. Handsome frontispiece with an unsigned intaglio portrait of Montaigne. Old handwritten bookplate on title: De Chalonge capitaine au Régiment de Tournaisis. Missing the 2 introductory leaves containing the printer's notice and the epistle to the Duke of Richelieu. Some foxing. Small paper losses at bottom of frontispiece and restored tear without loss, worm holes at top of quires G, H and I (affecting running title and text), worm gallery in lower margin of leaves Vv4 to Xx6, large russet stain at head of 2 table leaves. Binding skilfully restored (headbands, hinges, nerves and corners).
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