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Montaigne Essays Translated by John Florio Blackie and Son Ltd., Printed in Great Britain Post 1990

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Montaigne Essays
Blackie and Son Ltd., Printed in Great Britain
Translated by John Florio
Hardbound Cotton
5.5 x 3.5"
Great condition, subtle negligible signs of age or wear (inner page age marks)
Post 1990
“Who would not, if he could, live in a tower and compose a leisurely and deliberate masterpiece, which should not only be the perfect expression of himself, but should carry down his amiable memory to a distant posterity? The supreme pleasure was Montaigne’s, whose very proclivity is a proof of his splendid carelessness. The people never emerged above his distant horizon. He wrote simply because he loved the phrase that was simple and ingenious; and he belongs to our generation because he never cared whether or not he belonged to his own.” – Charles Whibley, in his introduction to Essays

An indigo hardbound pocketbook of Michel de Montaigne’s Essays, a landmark text regarded as the first of its genre; translated by John Florio with an introduction by 19th century journalist Charles Whibley

Published by now-defunct Glasgow-based press Blackie and Son Limited; from the Denuo library

Provenance verified from Denuo private collection