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1779 Essays of Michel Montaigne French Renaissance Philosophy Humanism French
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1779 Essays of Michel Montaigne French Renaissance Philosophy Humanism French



First published in 1580, the Essays of Michel de Montaigne were a collection of essays and writings on a variety of topics and content. Montaigne was rather decisive in his rhetoric and used various Ancient Greek, Latin, and Italian texts as examples and references, such as Lucretius and Plutarch quotations. Montaigne himself stated that the goal of his essays was to describe man with utter frankness and honesty. According to the scholar Paul Oskar Kristeller,

“the writers of the period were keenly aware of the miseries and ills of our earthly existence.”



Montaigne sought to break man down into his basic features, which, at the time, was extreme volatility. He wrote on marriage being an absolute necessity for raising children, but he also quoted, in the Essays, that “Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out”.



This 1779 French edition was translated by Pierre Coste.



Item number: #20241

Price: $599



MONTAIGNE, Michel de



Essais



A Geneve Chez Jean-Samuel Cailler, 1779.



Details:

Collation: Complete with all pages; 6 volumes (of 10)

Vol. 1 – LXXII, 280

Vol. 2 – [4], 345, [3]

Vol. 3 – [4], 380

Vol. 4 – [4], 400

Vol. 5 – [4], 390

Vol. 7 – [4], 379, [1]

Provenance: Handwritten – [G. Bouthier], 1832

Language: French

Binding: Leather; tight and secure

Size: ~5.5in X 3.5in (14cm x 9cm)



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1779 Essays of Michel Montaigne French Renaissance Philosophy Humanism French



First published in 1580, the Essays of Michel de Montaigne were a collection of essays and writings on a variety of topics and content. Montaigne was rather decisive in his rhetoric and used various Ancient Greek, Latin, and Italian texts as examples and references, such as Lucretius and Plutarch quotations. Montaigne himself stated that the goal of his essays was to describe man with utter frankness and honesty. According to the scholar Paul Oskar Kristeller,

“the writers of the period were keenly aware of the miseries and ills of our earthly existence.”



Montaigne sought to break man down into his basic features, which, at the time, was extreme volatility. He wrote on marriage being an absolute necessity for raising children, but he also quoted, in the Essays, that “Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out”.



This 1779 French edition was translated by Pierre Coste.



Item number: #20241

Price: $599



MONTAIGNE, Michel de



Essais



A Geneve Chez Jean-Samuel Cailler, 1779.



Details:

Collation: Complete with all pages; 6 volumes (of 10)

Vol. 1 – LXXII, 280

Vol. 2 – [4], 345, [3]

Vol. 3 – [4], 380

Vol. 4 – [4], 400

Vol. 5 – [4], 390

Vol. 7 – [4], 379, [1]

Provenance: Handwritten – [G. Bouthier], 1832

Language: French

Binding: Leather; tight and secure

Size: ~5.5in X 3.5in (14cm x 9cm)



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Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation!





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