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Michel de Montaigne / Paulette Humbert, Pierre D'Espezel - Essais de Montaigne - 1957

Michel de Montaigne / Paulette Humbert, Pierre D'Espezel - Essais de Montaigne - 1957

Luxurious bibliophile edition of Montaigne's "Essays" based on the original texts with an introduction by Pierre D'Espezel and illustrated with woodcuts by the painter Paulette Humbert (1904-1994): frontispiece portrait, drop caps, tail-pieces and illustrations in the text.

Complete in 5 well-bound volumes in publisher full bindings in green leather, rich blind-stamped decoration, adorned covers with inlaid fittings, gilded topstain, all in a casing.

One of the 4000 copies on Renage paper, this is no. 4823.

Sun-bleached spines and slight friction otherwise the whole in very good condition.

AUTHOR: Michel de Montaigne

TITLE: Essais de Montaigne.

PLACE: PUBLISHER, DATE: Paris, Unions latines d'édition, 1957. 5 vols. in 4to format (228 x 178 mm) of 273, 252, 250, 232 and 212 pp.

Object Book
Number of Books 5
Subject Art, Illustrated, Literature
Author/ Illustrator Michel de Montaigne / Paulette Humbert, Pierre D'Espezel
Book Title Essais de Montaigne
Condition Very good
Publication year oldest item 1957
Edition Illustrated Edition
Language French
Original language Yes
Binding/ Material Half leather
Number of pages 273
Dimensions 22×18 cm
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