1759 ENGLISH ed Essays of Michel de Montaigne French Renaissance Philosophy Humanism

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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”.

 

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1759 ENGLISH ed Essays of Michel de Montaigne French Renaissance Philosophy Humanism

 

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”.

 

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MONTAIGNE, Michel de

 

The essays : of Michael Seigneur de Montaigne, translated into English. The seventh edition, with very considerable amendments and improvements, from the most accurate and elegant French edition of Peter Coste. In three volumes.

 

London : Printed for S. and E. Ballard, M. DCC. LIX. [1759].

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 3 volumes
    • 1 – [28], 441 (i.e. 414), [26]
    • 2 – [4], 608, [36]
    • 3 – [4], 468, [28]
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; secure
  • Size: ~8.25in X 5.25in (21.5cm x 13.5cm)

 

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12754

Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Philosophy

Authors

MONTAIGNE, Michel de

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete