The Essayes Or Morall, Politiske, And Militarie Discourses Of Lo. Michael De Montaigne, Knight Of The Noble Order Of S. Michael, And One Of The Gentlemen In Ordinary Of The French Kings Chamber. The Third Edition Whereunto Is Now Newly Added An Index Of The Principal All Matters & Personages Mentioned In This Booke. Michael De MONTAIGNE, Florio tr.
The Essayes Or Morall, Politiske, And Militarie Discourses Of Lo. Michael De Montaigne, Knight Of The Noble Order Of S. Michael, And One Of The Gentlemen In Ordinary Of The French Kings Chamber. The Third Edition Whereunto Is Now Newly Added An Index Of The Principal All Matters & Personages Mentioned In This Booke

The Essayes Or Morall, Politiske, And Militarie Discourses Of Lo. Michael De Montaigne, Knight Of The Noble Order Of S. Michael, And One Of The Gentlemen In Ordinary Of The French Kings Chamber. The Third Edition Whereunto Is Now Newly Added An Index Of The Principal All Matters & Personages Mentioned In This Booke

London: Flesher for Rich. Royston, 1632. 3rd Edition. 4to. Full Contemprary Calf. Pp. [1 - "To the Beholder of This Title"], [12], 631, [11 - index]. Engraved architectural title page. Full contemporary calf boards, expertly re-spined in19th Century calf. A tidy and complete copy of the third edition of Florio's translation (the first English translation from the original French). The first edition of this was published in 1603 and the second in 1613. This edition contains the dedication to James I's consort, Queen Anne of Denmark, and has an additional index of "principall matters and personages". The engraved title by Martin Droeshout, (who engraved the famous portrait of Shakespeare for the first folio), makes its first appearance in this present edition. Shakespeare was influenced by this work for "The Tempest", "Hamlet", and other plays. Very Good. Item #017598

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