4 June 2008,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 4,750
MONTAIGNE, Michel de (1533-1592). Essais avec les notes de M. Coste. London: Nourse and Vaillant, 1754.
10 volumes, 12° (140 x 75mm). Woodcut ornaments. (I3 of vol. II with clean tear into text, a few marginal tears, that on M1 of vol. X touching on text.) Contemporary French crimson morocco gilt, covers with triple fillet, flat spines directly lettered in two compartments, the remaining four with a fleuron surrounded by small pointillé tools, gilt turn-ins, blue marbled endpapers, blue silk markers, gilt edges. Provenance: Admiral Sir Alexander Ludovic Duff (1862-1933, bookplate).
FINE SET. This 'joli édition' was based on the 1745 London edition edited by Pierre Coste (1668-1747). Brunet III, 1839; Quérard VI, 222. (10)
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