The Essays of Montaigne

Complete in three volumes


Michel de Montaigne, translated by George B Ives, with an introduction by Andre Gide, notes and comments by Grace Norton


The Heritage Press, New York, 1946
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Printing Details

First thus, three volumes (complete) hardback in slipcase bound in quarter cloth with paper covered boards. Each measures 19.5 × 14cm, xlvi + 2077pp.

The essays of the 16th century French philosopher, being a collection of a large number of short subjective treatments of various topics published in 1580, inspired by his studies in the classics, especially by the works of Plutarch and Lucretius.Montaigne's stated goal is to describe humans, and especially himself, with utter frankness. The third volume in this set is "A Handbook to the Essays of Montaigne, which includes the notes upon the text of the translation by Ives and a series of comments upon the essays by Grace Norton".


All three books are in very good condition with clean pages and secure binding, the slipcases are heavily worn to each volume but have done a good job in protecting the books.

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