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.