MONTAIGNE, Michel de
The Trials. New edition, taken from the copy found after the author's death, revised and increased by a third in addition to the previous printings. Paris, Abel L'Angelier, 1598. In-8, (4) ff, 1165 pp., (3) ff, yellowed paper, qqs. clear wet paper, qqs. small galleries of marginal worms, vellum from
SAYCE ep. p. 36, no. 8. TCH IV, 877. ''Second edition of the text of 1595, given by Miss de Gournay, the one who fixed the definitive text of the Essays. It is of the utmost rarity and interest because of the new preface in which Miss de Gournay retracts the one of 1595 ''that the blindness of her age and a violent fever of soul let her escape from her hands.'' Ex-dono autograph, ''To Monsieur le Docteur Brissaud, who does more good than Montaigne. "June 1907, Anna de Noailles. Edouard Brissaud (1852-1909), a famous neurologist and great lover of the arts, was a friend of Anna de Noailles and Marcel Proust.
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