MONTAIGNE (Michel de).

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MONTAIGNE (Michel de).
Testing. In Paris, Chez Abel l'Angelier, 1598. In-8°, basane, spine ribbed and decorated with fleur-de-lys (17th c. binding). This "new edition, taken from the copy found after the decease of l'Autheur, reueu & increased by a third in addition to the previous impressions" is the second one given by Marie Le Jars de Gournay, with her "Preface svr les Essais de Michel Seigneur de Montaigne, par sa Fille d'Alliance". A title decorated with a wood frame. Cracked jaws, with a small accident in the head; wetness; 2 front leaves (tables) restored on tabs. "Edition [...] of the greatest rarity and interest because of the new preface where Mlle de Gournay retracts the one of 1595" (Tchemerzine, VIII-409).
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